Ángel Ganivet García died on December 13, 1865 in Granada, in a middle class family, his father died when he was nine years old. When I was ten years old a fracture took him to the brink of a leg amputation, so he went through a long convalescence, and this forced him to start his studies late, but he attended high school and studied Law and Philosophy and Letters. In 1888 he obtained his doctorate in Madrid, obtained oppositions to the Corps of Archives, Libraries and Museums, and won a place at the library of the Ministry of Development in Madrid. Very personal essayist, ideologically he is usually included among the members of the generation of 98, along with Unamuno, Azorín, Pío Baroja and Ramiro de Maeztu. His most important work is Spanish Idearium (1899), an attempt at a historical interpretation of Spain and the outline of an analysis on the causes of its decline.