|Birthname||Fernando González Ochoa|
|born on||24 April 1895 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||Envigado, Colombia, 6n10, 75w35|
|Timezone||LST m74w05 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°55' 25°54 Asc. 00°44'|
A Colombian writer and existentialist philosopher known as "el filósofo de Otraparte" (The Philosopher from somewhere else). He wrote about sociology, history, art, moral, economy, epistemology and theology in a magisterial and creative way, using different genres of literature. González is considered one of the most original writers of Colombia during the 20th century. His ideas were controversial and had a great influence in the Colombian society in his time and today. The González work was the inspiration of Nadaism, a literary movement founded by one of his disciples, Gonzalo Arango. The Otraparte Villa, his house in Envigado, is today a museum and the headquarters of the cultural foundation to preserve and promote his legacy. The place was declared a National Patrimony of Colombia in 2006.
He was appointed as Colombian consul in Genoa, Italy in 1932. He returned to Colombia in 1934, but later in 1953 was appointed as consul in Europe (based in Bilbao). He returned to Colombia finally in 1957 and died on 16th February 1964.
He was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Eduardo Castellanos quotes http://www.otraparte.org/corporacion/boletin/20060424-bol-45.html (diary entry in Spanish) "Me dice mi madre que nací a las cuatro de la mañana; que fui muy llorón durante los primeros días." (My mother tells me I was born at four o'clock in the morning; I was very weepy during the first days.)
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Colombian consul in Europe)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Existentialist Philosopher)