Andrés Bello (1781-1865)

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Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López (November 29, 1781 – October 15, 1865) was a humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. He was born in what is now Venezuela, then a colony of Spain, but later in life became a citizen of Chile. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.There is also a decoration, the Venezuelan Order of Andrés Bello.

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