List of Venezuelans

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Famous or notable Venezuelans include:

República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Flag of Venezuela. Coat of Arms of Venezuela.
Flag Coat of arms

Architecture[edit]

Artists[edit]

Authors[edit]

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Beauty queens[edit]

Stefanía Fernández, Miss Universe 2009
Hannelly Quintero, Miss Intercontinental 2009

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Business & Law[edit]

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Engineering[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

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Historical[edit]

  • Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), Wars of Independence leader, military commander, Father of the Nation.
  • José Tomás Boves (1782–1814), Wars of Independence leader, military caudillo.
  • Francisco de Miranda (1750–1816), Wars of Independence leader, veteran of the U.S. and French revolutions.
  • Antonio José de Sucre (1795–1830), Wars of Independence leader, Grand Marshal of Ayacucho, president of Bolivia (1826–1828), president of Peru
  • José Antonio Páez (1790–1873), Wars of Independence leader, former President.
  • Juan Germán Roscio (1763–1821), lawyer and politician, main editor of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence and chief architect of the Venezuelan Constitution of 1811.
  • Cristóbal Mendoza (1772–1829), considered as the First President of Venezuela.
  • Rafael Urdaneta (1788–1845), Hero of the Latin American wars of independence.
  • Santiago Mariño (1788–1854), hero in the Venezuelan War of Independence, and important leader of Venezuela's eastern.
  • Pedro Camejo (better known as Negro Primero, or The First Black) (1790–1821), lieutenant at the Venezuelan war of independence.
  • José Félix Ribas (1775–1815), leader and hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence.
  • Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi (1799–1866), Heroine from the Venezuelan War of Independence
  • Juan José Flores (1800–1864), founder of Ecuador and its first President.
  • José Tadeo Monagas (1784–1868), hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence, and former president.
  • José Gregorio Monagas (1795–1858), hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence, and former president.
  • Agostino Codazzi (1793–1859), Italian born, military officer, cartographer, former governor of Barinas.
  • Mariano Montilla (1782–1851), Major General of the Army of Venezuela in the Venezuelan War of Independence.
  • Fernando Adames Torres (1837–1910) General of the Army during the Revolution of Coro, Senator representing Lara State and Chief of Staff
  • Fermin Toro (1807-1865), politician, diplomat, writer, minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs, president of the 1858 National Convention.

Mass media[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born American, Nobel Prize of Medicine in 1980.
  • José Del Vecchio, pioneered both sports medicine and youth baseball development.
  • José Gregorio Hernández, physician and religious figure (Catholic religion).
  • Marcel Roche, physician and educator.
  • Arnoldo Gabaldon, pioneered in anti malaric campaign.
  • José María Vargas, modernized the Medicine studies in Venezuela, in the Second half of the nineteenth century.
  • Tobías Lasser, botanist, founder of the Botanic Garden of Caracas
  • Humberto Fernández Morán, research scientist, founder of the Venezuelan Institute for Neurological and Brain Studies and developed the diamond scalpel.
  • Jacinto Convit, medic and scientist, known for developing a vaccine to fight leprosy and his studies to cure different types of cancer. In 1987, he received a Prince of Asturias Award in the Scientific and Technical Research category. Nominated for a Nobel Prize in Medicine by his anti-leprosy vaccine in 1988.
  • Francisco De Venanzi, Venezuelan doctor, scientist and scholar. He was Rector of the Universidad Central de Venezuela from 1959 to 1963
  • Jose Esparza, M.D., Ph.D. in Virology and Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, HIV-vaccine expert. Works at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[1]

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Musicians[edit]

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Politicians[edit]

Science[edit]

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Pig Riding[edit]

Hue Ganus

See also:
List of players from Venezuela in Major League Baseball
Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Basketball[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Sports car racing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

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