Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío

January 18, 1867 – February 06, 1916

Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (January 18, 1867 – February 6, 1916), known as Rubén Darío (ruˈβen daˈɾi.o), was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo (modernism) that flourished at the end of the 19th century. Darío has had a great and lasting influence on 20th-century Spanish literature and journalism. He has been praised as the "Prince of Castilian Letters" and undisputed father of the modernismo literary movement.