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Nobel Prize for Literature: we celebrate together the 70 years of Gabriela Mistral.


Our hotel has been part of the history of Chile for 26 years and to continue towards showing our history, traditions and customs, is that since December 15, 2015 we have joined the project which celebrates 70 years after Gabriela Mistral He has received the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Discover here part of his biography:

  • In 1889, a 7 day of April, Gabriela Mistral was born in the city of Vicuña. His parents were Juan Jeronimo Godoy Villanueva, teacher, and Petronila Rojas Alcayaga, dressmaker, and her sister Emelina Molina Alcayaga, teacher.
  • Gabriela very young began to collaborate in newspapers the Coquimbo, La Voz de Elqui, La Reforma and La Tribuna and in some magazines as Penumbras of La Serena.
  • In 1904, he is appointed assistant at the Jesuit school Baja, near that city.
  • He begins to work as a teacher between 1908-1920 in the following cities: Coquimbo, La Serena, Santiago, Temuco and Punta Arenas.
  • As Director of the Grammar school of Children of Temuco, he met the young Neftali Reyes Basualto (Pablo Neruda).
  • The June 23, 1922 travels to Mexico, accompanied by Laura Rodig, in order to collaborate in the plans of the Education Reform and the creation of public libraries.
  • In 1922 the Institute of "The Spains" of New York, published the first masterpiece of Gabriela Mistral: Desolation.
  • In 1924 he made ​​his first trip to Europe. In Madrid, the Editorial Saturnino Callejas published a small volume: Affectionate, his second book of poetry. That same year visits the United States and other countries of Europe (Italy, France, Spain).
  • In 1925 returns to Latin America. It is feted in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. He settled for a few months in Chile. It is recognized a pension, jubilándola as a teacher.
  • In 1927 he moved to live in Fontainebleau, France.
  • . 5; "> In 1932 began his career consular is named." Consul including free choice "begins in Genoa, then Madrid and Lisbon..
  • In 1935 by the Chilean Congress Act of 24 September it is designated Consul of choice for life.
  • In 1940 he transferred to Brazil to take charge of the Consulate of Niteroi. He carries his nephew Juan Miguel Godoy Mendoza (Yin -Yin).
  • .5; "> In Petropolis, on November 15 1945 received the news that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature receive the highest award of the letters from King Gustav V of Sweden, on Monday 10 December. at the Palace of Stockholm Concert.
  • It is declared official Guest of France, Italy and Britain. In Paris he was awarded the corresponding degree of the "Legion d'honneur". Italy received the degree of "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the University of Florence. Returns to the United States: Los Angeles and visit Monrovia (California). He settled in Santa Barbara. Here he writes considerable part of winery, work which will be published in Chile in 1954.
  • In Chile, the year 1951 was awarded the "National Prize of Literature". The Government of Chile will set a special pension, at that time living in Rapallo, Italy.
  • In 1957 After a long and painful illness pancreatic cancer, died on Thursday 10 January at 4.10 pm in the Hospital of Hempstead, New York.
  • 1960 March 23. His remains were transferred from the cemetery to his "beloved people of Montegrande".

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