Famous Chilean Poets

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Pablo Neruda
(Chilean poet)
Pablo Neruda
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Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973

Chilean poet-diplomat and politician, Pablo Neruda, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was a versatile writer and his works include surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, and love poems. He is considered the national poet of Chile. As a politician, he served a term as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party and held several diplomatic positions.

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Víctor Jara
(Chilean Teacher and Theater Director Who Was Tortured and Killed by Dictator Augusto Pinochet’s Men)
Víctor Jara
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Birthdate: September 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Ignacio, Chile
Died: September 16, 1973
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Gabriela Mistral
(Chilean poet)
Gabriela Mistral
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Birthdate: April 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña, Chile
Died: January 10, 1957

Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and educator Lucila Godoy Alcayaga was better known by her pseudonym, Gabriela Mistral. The suicide of her first love inspired her poem Dolor. Her diplomatic assignments later took her to places such as Madrid and Lisbon. She is remembered for her emotional verses and her feminism.

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Roberto Bolaño
(Chilean Writer Best Known for His Award-Winning Novel 'The Savage Detectives')
Roberto Bolaño
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Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: July 15, 2003
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Andrés Bello
(An Exemplary Figure in the History of Spanish American Culture Noted for His Work as a Naturalist)
Andrés Bello
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Birthdate: November 29, 1781
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: October 15, 1865
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Nicanor Parra
(One of the Most Influential Chilean Poets of the Spanish Language in 20th Century)
Nicanor Parra
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Birthdate: September 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Fabian, Chile
Died: January 23, 2018
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Vicente Huidobro
(Chilean Avant-garde Poet Who Pioneered the 'Creacionismo' Literary Movement and Author of 'Altazor')
Vicente Huidobro
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Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: January 2, 1948
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Gonzalo Rojas
(Chilean Avant-garde Poet Who Was Forced into Exile by General Augusto Pinochet)
Gonzalo Rojas
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Birthdate: December 20, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lebu, Chile
Died: April 25, 2011
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Eduardo Barrios
(Chilean Writer and Poet)
Eduardo Barrios
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Birthdate: October 25, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: September 13, 1963
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Sergio Badilla Castillo
(Chilean Poet and Founder of Poetic Transrealism in Contemporary Poetry)
Sergio Badilla Castillo
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Birthdate: November 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valparaíso
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Mariela Griffor
(Chilean Poet, Editor and Publisher )
Mariela Griffor
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Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concepción
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Frederick Niven
(Canadian Novelist and First Significant Literary Figure of the Kootenays)
Frederick Niven
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Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: January 30, 1944

Scottish-origin Canadian novelist Frederick Niven was born in Chile and later moved to Scotland with his mother. Starting his career as a journalist in Scotland, he later moved to British Columbia in Canada and penned his historical novel trilogy, The Flying Years, Mine Inheritance, and The Transplanted.

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Pedro de Oña
(First Known Poet Born in Chile Best Known for His Epic Poem ‘Primera parte de Arauco domado’)
Pedro de Oña
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Birthdate: 1570 AD
Birthplace: Los Confines, Chile
Died: 1643 AD