Rubén Darío

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Birthday
18, 1867
Birthplace
Ciudad Dario, Nicaragua
Death Date
Feb 6, 1916 (49)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1867
Birthplace
Ciudad Dario, Nicaragua
Death Date
Feb 6, 1916 (49)

About

Nicaraguan poet who began the modernismo (Spanish modernism) movement in literature. His famous literary works include Prosas Profanas, Azul... , and Cantos de vida y esperanza.

Before Fame

He began reading when he was three years old and had published a poem by the time he was thirteen.

Trivia

He worked for a time as a journalist for a prominent Buenos Aires newspaper.

Family Life

He was married three times: to Rafaela Contreras, Rosario Murillo, and Francisca Sanchez del Pozo.

Associated With

His 1905 poem, "A Roosevelt," criticized American imperialism and was directed at President Theodore Roosevelt.