The first years
On July 4, 1885 in Calle Carrera 46, Casares, Blas Infante Pérez was born. He was the son of Luis Infante Andrades and Ginesa Pérez Romo, a well-off farmers’ family with deep roots in the area. Infante passed his childhood in the town, remaining there until he was 11 years old. In this way, he came to know rural life and the problems of the Andalusian peasant (day labourers, gypsies, and peasants). From 12 to 14 years Blas Infante was a student boarder at the Escuelas Pías de Archidona and later on at the Institute of Málaga, until the end of high school years.