Famous Chilean Poets

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 1 Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda.
Famous As: Chilean poet
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.

 2 Víctor Jara

Víctor Jara.
Famous As: Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter and political activist
Birthdate: September 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lonquén
Died: September 16, 1973
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 3 Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño.
Famous As: Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago
Died: July 15, 2003

 4 Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral.
Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña
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.

 5 Andrés Bello

Andrés Bello.
Famous As: Poet, Legislator, Philosopher, Educator, Philologist, Diplomat, Politician, Translator, Writer
Birthdate: November 29, 1781
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: October 15, 1865

 6 Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Fabian, Chile
Died: January 23, 2018

 7 Vicente Huidobro

Vicente Huidobro
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: January 2, 1948
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 8 Gonzalo Rojas

Gonzalo Rojas
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 20, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lebu, Chile
Died: April 25, 2011

 9 Eduardo Barrios

Eduardo Barrios
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 25, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: September 13, 1963

 10 Sergio Badilla Castillo

Sergio Badilla Castillo
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valparaíso

 11 Mariela Griffor

Mariela Griffor.
Famous As: Poet, Publisher, Diplomat
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concepción

 12 Frederick Niven

Frederick Niven
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: January 30, 1944

 13 Pedro de Oña

Pedro de Oña
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1570 AD
Birthplace: Los Confines, Chile
Died: 1643 AD