Andres de Jesus Maria y Jose Bello Lopez was a Venezuelan humanist, poet, lawmaker, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolivar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.
There is also a decoration, the Venezuelan Order of Andres Bello.
Bello spent ten years after his formal education in his homeland of Caracas. He authored two pieces of literary work, Calendario manual y guia universal de forastero en Venezuela para el ano de 1810 and the Resumen de historia de Venezuela
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