José Asunción Silva

José Asunción Silva was born on November 27, 1865, in Bogotá, Colombia. 

Silva authored a few poetic works, which include Crepúsculos; Nocturnos; and Obra completa de José Asunción Silva (1956). 

Though he lost many of his unpublished manuscripts in a shipwreck, his partly autobiographical novel, De sobremesa (1925), was published posthumously. 

He was one of the first modernismos, a movement led by Rubén Darío, which revolutionized poetry in Spanish. 

He died on May 23, 1896, in Bogotá, before his thirty-first birthday. His house was converted into a museum, the Silva Poetry House.