Félix Rubén García Sarmiento
(January 18, 1867 – February 6, 1916), known as Rubén Darío
( , ), was a Nicaragua
n 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.
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