Ricardo Jaimes Freyre

Ricardo Jaimes Freyre (May 12, 1868 – April 24, 1933) was a Peruvian-born Bolivian poet.

Ricardo Jaimes Freyre in 1923

Background and early yearsEdit

Born in Tacna, Peru on May 12, 1868, his Symbolist-influenced verse, which frequently took advantage of free verse forms, was important in the development of Latin American modernism.

Freyre spent much of his time abroad, especially in Tucumán, Argentina, teaching literature at the Padres Lourdistas' Secondary School.

Collaboration with Rubén DaríoEdit

He founded, in collaboration with Rubén Darío the "short-lived but influential" review Revista de América.[1]

His works were also influenced by Norse mythology.


Freyre died in Banfield, Argentina on April 24, 1933.


  1. ^ Echevarría, Roberto González & Enrique Pupo-Walker. The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature. Page 53. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alberto Gutiérrez
Foreign Minister of Bolivia
Succeeded by
Abdón Saavedra