Andrés Eloy Blanco

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For Major League Baseball shortstop of the same name, see Andrés Blanco.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is Meaño.
Andrés Eloy Blanco
Portrait of Andrés Eloy Blanco.jpg
154th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
15 February 1948 – 24 November 1948
President Rómulo Gallegos
Preceded by Gonzalo Barrios
Succeeded by Luis Emilio Gómez Ruiz
Personal details
Born (1897-08-06)6 August 1897
Cumaná, Sucre state
Died 21 May 1955(1955-05-21) (aged 57)
Mexico City, Mexico
Spouse(s) Lilina Iturbe
Profession writer, poet, politician
Religion Roman Catholic
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Andrés Eloy Blanco Meaño (Cumaná, Sucre state, Venezuela, 6 August 1897 - Mexico City, Mexico, 21 May 1955) was an important Venezuelan poet, politician, member of the Generación del 28, and one of the founders of Acción Democrática (AD).

Blanco´s family settled on (Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta State) where he lived part of his childhood. Until he moved to Caracas to attend classes at Universidad Central de Venezuela.

He earned his first award in 1918 by writing the pastoral poem Canto a la Espiga y al Arado, and released his first drama play, El Huerto de la Epopeya. That year he was put in jail by protesting against the government.

In 1923 got his first prize at the Juegos Florales (Floral Games) in Santander, Cantabria, Spain with the poem Canto a España (A Song to Spain). He traveled to Spain to receive the reward and stayed there for more than a year.

Several Venezuelan municipalities are named in his honor.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tierras que me oyeron (1921)
  • La Aeroplana Clueca (1935)
  • Barco de Piedra (1937)
  • Abigaíl (1937)
  • Malvina recobrada (1938)
  • Liberación y Siembra (1938)
  • Baedeker 2000 (1935)
  • Poda (1934)
  • El Poeta y el pueblo (1954)
  • Giraluna (1955)
  • La Juanbimbada (1959)

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