Manuel Díaz Rodríguez (Chacao, Miranda state, 28 February 1871 - New York City, 24 August 1927), was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, physician, diplomat and politician. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the Hispanic modernismo movement. He also served as director of Higher Education and Fine Arts at the Ministry of Education in 1911, Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1913 to 1914, Senator for the Bolívar state in 1915, Minister of Development in 1916, Minister Plenipotentiary of Venezuela in Italy from 1919 until 1923, Head of Government of the states Nueva Esparta (1925) and Sucre (1926). He became a member of the National Academy of History in 1926. He died in New York City, where he had traveled for treatment of a throat ailment, in 1927.