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Jose Antonio Ramos Sucre

Jose Antonio Ramos Sucre was a Venezuelan poet, professor, consul and erudite. He is a member of the Sucre family of Venezuela and the great-great-nephew of Antonio Jose de Sucre. He was educated at the Colegio Nacional, and then at the Universidad Central de Venezuela where he studied Law, Letters and Languages (ancient and modern Greek and Sanskrit).

Upon finishing his studies, and becoming proefficient in Danish, English, French, German, Italian and Swedish, he worked as a translator and interpreter at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and later as Consul to Geneva where he would pass away in 1930. At the same time, Ramos Sucre served as a Professor of World History, World Geography, History & Geography of Venezuela, Latin and Greek. He also briefly worked as a Civil Court Judge.

To honor his memory, the University of Salamanca, created the Jose Antonio Ramos Sucre Professorship of Venezuelan Literature and in 1999, the Fondo de Cultura Economica de Mexico published the book Obra Poetica, comprising his poetic works, with a prologue by his cousin Guillermo Sucre. At the moment, the UNESCO is preparing an edition of his complete works.

Related websites

Ramos Sucre Portal at Cervantes Virtual

Ramos Sucre Foundation

Contrarrima - Blog about Ramos Sucre

El Insomne Visionario - Ramos Sucre

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