Francisco Gavidia University is located at Alameda Roosevelt 3031, San Salvador, and the name was assigned in honor of the great Salvadoran humanist Francisco Gavidia, who was a Salvadoran writer, educator, historian and journalist, was born on December 29, 1863 and died on September 22, 1955.
Francisco Gavidia practiced all literary genres and all contributed an enriching vision of reality. Gavidia has a certain depth that is not found in authors before him or his contemporaries. He discovered the French Alexandrine and taught it to Rubén Darío (Nicaragua), who incorporated it into the verse written in Spanish and took it to its ultimate consequences. His spirit seeker took him through all the paths of literature, so some claim that his work is somewhat scattered. Its diversity is one of riches not of fragmentation: it is a whole that shows the dedication of a man concerned to base a Salvadoran cultural expression. For this he studied the pre-Hispanic and colonial past of the country in its Central American context as well as that of America. Apart from his poetic work, I participate in journalistic-literary activities and was concerned about education; He published numerous educational essays; in 1932 he was declared "Salvadoran Meritísimo" by the legislative assembly.