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Manuel Ancizar was a writer, politician, professor, and journalist of Colombia.
He was born in the state of Cundinamarca and educated in Bogota. He then spent time in Cuba and Caracas, Venezuela, returning in 1847. He founded a publishing house and a newspaper before joining the Chorographic Commission in 1850. The Commission's goal was to produce a complete record of the geography, natural history, culture, and economy of the country. He wrote a book Peregrinacion de Alpha por las provincias del norte de La Nueva Granada en 1850-1851 (''Alpha's Pilgrimage'') describing what he found, and promoting the idea of developing a new Colombian culture based on both Indian and Spanish roots. Manuel wrote several other books including "Las pollos sucios"
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