Gavidia presented poetry Castilena. Since then, Leon never may overlook the fact that Dario has bequeathed to his country and the world, it is known as will review Ruben Dario’s childhood was spent in the city of Leon, raised by his uncles grandparents Felix and Bernarda, who considered his real parents in his childhood (in fact, during its first years signed their schoolwork as Felix Ruben Ramirez). Barely had contact with his mother, who lived in Honduras, nor with his father, whom he called Uncle Manuel. About his first years there is little news, although it is known that upon the death of Colonel Felix Ramirez, in 1871, the family passed economic troubles, and even thought about placing the young Ruben as an apprentice tailor. According to his biographer Edelmiro Torres, he attended several schools in the city of Leon before moving, in 1879 and 1880, to educate yourself with the Jesuits.
Early reader Regarding his political attitude, their most notable influence was the Ecuadorian Juan Montalvo, who deliberately imitated in his first journalistic articles. Because at this time (was fourteen years) planned to publish a first book, poems and articles in prose, that would not see the light until the fiftieth anniversary of his death. He possessed a gifted memory, enjoyed a creativity and great retentive, and was frequently invited to recite poetry at social gatherings and public events. In December of that same year he moved to Managua, capital of the country, at the behest of some liberal politicians that had conceived the idea of that, given his poetic skills, should be educated in Europe at the expense of the public purse. However, the anti-clerical tone of his verses did not convince the President of Congress, the conservative Pedro Joaquin Chamorro y Alfaro, and resolved that he would study in the Nicaraguan city of Granada. Ruben, however, preferred to stay in Managua, where he continued his activity journalistic, collaborating with the newspapers El Ferrocarril and El Porvenir de Nicaragua.