January 18, 1867 is the birthday of poet, author and journalist Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Known as Rubén Darío, he was a child prodigy who learned to read by age 3 and published his first poem at age 13. His brilliant writing was acknowledged worldwide, and he has had a lasting influence on modern literature. A globe trotter, he visited the US, and lived in Europe and several countries in South America. When World War I erupted in 1914, the quixotic Darío launched a world peace tour to New York City and Guatemala giving lectures and poetry readings.
https://thehispanicalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/January-18-1867-Felix-Sarmento.jpg 254 171 Barbara Mitchell Barbara Mitchell1867-01-18 00:46:242017-12-19 21:41:59Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, Author, Journalist, and Poet