Guzmán Cruchaga, Juan

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Guzmán Cruchaga, Juan Gender: M
Juan José Ruperto Guzmán Cruchaga
born on 27 March 1895 at 03:40 (= 03:40 AM )
Place Santiago, Chile, 33s27, 70w40
Timezone LST m70w40 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°48 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 04°17'

Juan Guzmán Cruchaga (1930)


Chilean poet and diplomat, recipient of the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1962. Guzman Cruchaga was of Basque descent. He was the son of Juan José Guzmán Guzmán and Amelia Cruchaga Aspillaga. He attended the colegio de San Ignacio from 1905, finishing his humanities subjects in 1912. In 1913 he enrolled into the Faculty of Law of Universidad de Chile, quitting during his third year there.

He was hired as an employee at the Court of Accounts, job which he fulfilled until 1917. He collaborated with the Zig-Zag magazine, becoming a poet in his own right, later publishing his first book: "Juan al Brasero".

He began travelling in 1917, briefly returning to Chile from time to time. He then was named consul at Tampico, México, which would only be the first diplomatic post he acquired.

Juan Guzmán Cruchaga died in Viña del Mar on 21 July 1979. He was married to Raquel Tapia Caballero. He is the father of former judge Juan Guzmán Tapia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1962 (Chilean National Prize for Literature)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate: "a las tres cuarenta minutos de la mañana horas" (at three-forty in the morning).


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Chilean National Prize for Literature)