Ernesto Cardenal

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Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
Granada, Nicaragua
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1925 (age 93)
Birthplace
Granada, Nicaragua

About

Nicaraguan priest, politician and poet who founded the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands.

Before Fame

Although he was born in Granada, Nicaragua he spent much of is youth studying in New York and traveling through Italy, Spain and Switzerland between 1949 and 1950.

Trivia

He served as the Nicaraguan Minister of Culture from 1979 to 1987.

Family Life

He was born into an upper-class Nicaraguan family and had a cousin, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, who was also a poet.

Associated With

He resided at the Trappist Monastery of Gethsemani under the leadership of fellow priest and poet, Thomas Merton, during the 1950s.