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Simon Rodriguez

Simon Rodriguez , known during his exile from Spanish America as Samuel Robinson, was a South American philosopher and educator, notably Simon Bolivar's tutor and mentor.

Between 1806 and 1823, Rodriguez lived in Italy, Germany, Prussia, Poland and Russia. He would later say of this time: "I stayed in Europe for more than twenty years; I worked in an Industrial Chemistry Laboratory [...] attended some secret socialist-oriented meetings [...] studied a little literature; learned languages and directed a Reading and Writing School in a small Russian town".

Rodriguez returned to America in 1823, using his name "Simon Rodriguez" again. In Colombia he established the first workshop-school in 1824. He was called to Peru by Simon Bolivar and became "Director for Public Education, Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Arts" and "Director of Mines, Agriculture and Public Roads" of Bolivia.

Related websites

Simon Rodriguez' Work, Sociedades Americanas (American Societies)


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