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About Ernesto Cardenal
Ernesto Cardenal was a popular Catholic priest, politician and poet from Nicaragua. As a politician, he was appointed as his country's minister of culture in 1979. His most notable work, "The Gospel in Solentiname" was published in the mid 1970s. Today, he is considered one of Nicaragua’s most notable cultural figures.
He was a first cousin of famed Nicaraguan essayist and playwright Pablo Antonio Cuadra.
As a young man, he took part in a failed coup attempt against Nicaragua's 21st President Anastasio Garcia. The failed coup resulted in several deaths.
In 1984, Pope John Paul II sanctioned him because he assumed public office. FYI, Clerics are not allowed to meddle in politics or assume public office. This sanction lasted until 2019, when it was lifted by Pope Francis.
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Ernesto Cardenal's Popularity
Ernesto Cardenal was a famous Nicaraguan priest and politician, who was born on January 20, 1925. As a person born on this date, Ernesto Cardenal is listed in our database as the 57th most popular celebrity for the day (January 20) and the 110th most popular for the year (1925).
People born on January 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Ernesto Cardenal is the 1977th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Ernesto Cardenal's birthday, Ernesto Cardenal is the 7th most famous Nicaraguan.
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