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Pablo Neruda

Time Line

Important dates and events in the life of the author.

1904
Neftali Ricardo Basoalto (Pablo Neruda) is born July 12th in Parral, Chile.
1906
José del Carmen (Neruda's father) moves to Temuco and marries Trinidad Candia Marverde.
1910
Neruda starts his studies in a boys' school in Temuco.
1917
Neruda publishes his first article in the newspaper "La Mañana".
1918
November 30: The magazine "Corre-Vuela"publishes Neruda's poem entitled "Mis Ojos".
1919
Neruda publishes thirteen pems in "Corre-Vuela" and colaborates in "Selva Oscura". He participates in several poetry competitions.
1920
Officially adopts the pseudonym "Pablo Neruda".
1921
Travels to Santiago to continue with his career as a French teacher in the Pedagogic Institut.
1922
Colaborates with the magazine "Claridad" organized by the Federation of Students.
1923
"Crepusculario" is published in August of that year.
1924
Original version of " Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada" is published by Nascimiento editorial.
1925
Is in charge of the magazine "Caballo de Bastos" and colaborates in several literary publications.
1926
 "Anillos" and "El habitante y su esperanza" are published. The second edition of "Crepusculario" is released.
1927
He is named consul in Birmania.
1928
Consul in Ceylan.
1929
Goes to Calcuta for the Panhindu Congress.
1930
Consul in Java. He marries  María Antonieta Hagenaar Vogelzanz.
1931
Consul in Singapore.
1932
Goes back to Chile and a second edition of "Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada" is released.
1933
"El hondero entusiasta" is published.
1934
Consul in Barcelona. His daughter Malva Marina is born. He is introduced to Federico Garcia Lorca.
1935
Consul in Madrid.
1939
Consul in Paris.
1940
Goes back to Chile and continues with his writings.
1944
Obtains the Municipal Award in Poetry.
1945
Appointed Senator of the Republic by the provinces of Tarapaca and Antofagasta. Obtains the National Award in Literature in Chile.
1946
Condecorated by the Mexican government with the "Orden Aguila Azteca".
1949
Goes into exile.
1952
Moves to Italy.
1953
Organizes the Continental Congress of Culture.
1971
Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1972
Ambassador in Paris.
1973
Resigns to his charge in the embassy in Paris. He dies the 23 of September in the Santa Maria Clinic, Santiago de Chile.