Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (Rubén Darío) was born in 1867 in Metana, Nicaragua. Poet, journalist and diplomat, he is considered the founder of the Modernist Movement. He published his first poems when he was twelve years old. Throughout his life he traveled and lived important periods of his life in El Salvador, Chile, Spain, Paris and The United States. His work incorporates Latin American heritage a well as elements of other languages. He is one of the most important writers in Latin American literature of the beginning of the twentieth century. Rubén Darío died in 1916 in Managua.