He was born in Cumaná, Sucre State on June 09, 1890. Son to Mr. Gerónimo Ramos Martínez and Rita Sucre. He had three brothers: Miguel, Lorenzo, and two sisters: Trina and Carmen.
His parents introduced him to civil authorities in Cumaná on November 10, 1890. He is given the name José Antonio Primo Feliciano. The same day he is baptized in Santa Inés de Cumaná Church. His godparents were priest José Antonio Ramos Martínez and Dolores Mora de Sucre.
He started studying in Don Jacinto Alarcon school in 1896.
He moved in with his uncle Mr. José Antonio Ramos Martínez, to Carúpano in 1900 and started to be given lessons on Latin.
His father passed away in 1902.
As his uncle José Antonio Ramos Martínez died in Carúpano in 1903, the young poet´s went back to Cumaná to live with his father's sisters.
He was given French, English and Italian in "Colegio Nacional de Cumaná". He started working for José Silverio González as an aide in teaching Latin.
He started studying German in 1907.
He graduated on Philosophy from high school.
He took and successfully passed and admission test to start studies on law and Literature in 1911. The same year he published his first book entitled "Política Indiana" Indiana Politics - ; he worked as a teacher in Sucre High School.
He published his first writings in Caracas magazines and newspapers in 1912.
He wrote for the following newspapers: " El Tiempo", "El Nuevo Diario", "El Universal". He started studying Greek and subjects related to law in 1913.
From 1914 to 1916, he wrote some material dedicated to two Venezuelan heroes: the Liberator and Santiago Mariño.
He had the title of Doctor in Political Sciences in 1925, and started taking lessons on Swedish and Dutch.
He started suffering from insomnia problems in 1913.
He taught Latin in San Pablo institute and Greek and Latin in Andrés Bello high School in 1919.
He worked as an assistant to the official translator of the International Relationship Ministry in 1926.
He was given the Liberator medal, in 1927.
He made arrangements to travel to Europe as general consul in Geneva. He published his last two books: "El Cielo de Esmalte" Enamel Sky and "Las Formas del Fuego" - Fire's Shapes in 1912.
On March 12, 1930, he was in charge of the Venezuelan consulate in Geneva. His forty birthday was on June, 09. Due to problems of depression he drank an overdose of sleeping pills, and he died on June 13.
His corpse arrived in Cumaná on July 21, and he was buried on July 25 in the Ramos Sucre family pantheon.
Cumaná historical neighborhood shows Ramos Sucre birth house well-known by the community, after the poet's name
Ramos Sucre House". Originally this house belonged to the poet's grandparents, José Antonio Ramos González and Trinidad Martínez Vallenilla.
The house was inherited in 1907 by Rita Sucre de Ramos an her children Trina, José, Antonio, Miguel, Luis, Lorenzo and Carmen Ramos Sucre.
This house was sold in 1915, and Ramos Sucre family moved in to Caracas. From 1915 to, 1976 the house had different owners.
The Universidad de Oriente and Sucre State government started maintenance and cultural programs to restore "Ramos Sucre House" in 1976. In fact, both institutions promoted cultural activities related to this prestigious poet´s, which were carried out in such a house. Corporiente bought the house and offered it to Cumaná's citizenship under the title "José Antonio Ramos Sucre Literary Center".
In 1993 the house, which was restored and redecorated, turned into an institution fully dedicated to the promotion of literary and musical activities, exposition, artistic presentation and lecturing.
"Ramos Sucre House" floor is from early the twentieth century, and the bitter cane ceiling was restored by hand by an artisan named Candurí. Fortunately, "Ramos Sucre House" original wood structure was almost completely recovered.
"Ramos Sucre House" has a humanities library and two small museum rooms. In the first room tourists can look at Ramos Sucre's mother's bedroom furniture, and this is also the place of birth of the poet´s. Furthermore, the room contains the house's original table linen, pottery, and Ramos Sucre family's portraits. The second room contains the degrees and medals obtained by the poet´s; and some of his letters addressed to his brother and cousin, Dolores Emilia. The house also possesses a hall and a stage furnished to offer the public any artistical activity that contributes to enrich the cultural background of Cumaná.
«The house features furniture belonging to the poet´s mother, including the bed of carved wood in which he was born, a two-panel armoire, and a chest of drawers, all made from Louisiana walnut dating back to 1870. Two reclining chairs with straw plaits from the early 1900s, an English washstand set consisting of a washbasin and pitcher chiseled and hammered in silver with fleur-de-lis decorations, a bronze and glass 19th-century gas ceiling lamp, the Sucre family crest, the original pottery and table linen, and 16 black-and-white pictures of the family members, all add, together with a reproduction of the poet´s baptismal card, dated November 10, 1890, his diplomas and medals, and the facsimiles of his letters addressed to his brother Lorenzo and his cousin Dolores, to the original setting of the house.» (Sucre, Cuadernos del Patrimonio Cultural. Serie Inventarios. Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural, Caracas, 2000)