Chilean writer, poet, matematician, and physicist

Nicanor Parra Sandoval is ...

Born 5 Sep 1914 in San Fabián
Died 23 Jan 2018 in La Reina
Age103 years, 4 months
Nicanor Parra Sandoval
Nicanor Parra Sandoval
El escritor chileno Nicanor Parra en 2014.

About Nicanor Parra Sandoval

Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval (5 September 1914 – 23 January 2018) was a Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist. He was considered an influential poet in Chile and throughout Latin America. Parra described himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function; after recitations he would exclaim "Me retracto de todo lo dicho" ("I take back everything I said").

He is also known as Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval and Nicanor Parra.


Parra died on 23 January 2018, at 7:00 am, in La Reina in Santiago de Chile, at the age of 103.