José Rafael Revenga

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José Rafael Revenga y Hernández
2nd Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
Assumed office
17 September 1825
Appointed by Francisco de Paula Santander y Omaña
Preceded by Pedro Gual Escandón
Succeeded by José Manuel Restrepo Veléz
2nd Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Colombia to the United Kingdom
In office
22 January 1823 – 11 November 1825
Appointed by Pedro Gual Escandón
Preceded by Francisco Antonio Zea Díaz
Succeeded by Manuel José Hurtado y Arboleda
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
8 March 1849 – 23 April 1849
President José Tadeo Monagas
Preceded by Ramón Yepes
Succeeded by Diego Antonio Caballero
Personal details
Born (1786-11-24)24 November 1786
El Consejo, Venezuela, Viceroyalty of the New Granada
Died 9 March 1852(1852-03-09) (aged 65)
Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Resting place National Pantheon of Venezuela
10°30′46″N 66°54′45″W / 10.5129°N 66.9126°W / 10.5129; -66.9126
Citizenship Venezuela
Nationality Neogranadine
Spouse(s) Micaela Ramona de la Soledad de Clemente e Iriarte
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

José Rafael Revenga y Hernández (24 November 1786 – 9 March 1852[1]) was a minister of foreign affairs of Gran Colombia (1819–1821). He contributed to the 1818 foundation of the weekly Correo del Orinoco, and negotiated Great Britain's recognition of Gran Colombia as an independent country.[1]

He was the 2nd Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Colombia starting 17 September 1825, appointed by Francisco de Paula Santander y Omaña. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela from 8 March 1849 until 23 April 1849 under president José Tadeo Monagas.

Death and legacy[edit]

He is buried in the National Pantheon of Venezuela.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b (Spanish), José Rafael Revenga
  2. ^ Vittorino, Antonio (1990). Relaciones Colombo-Británicas de 1823 a 1825 [United Kingdom-Colombia Relations Between 1823 and 1825] (in Spanish). United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1st ed.). Barranquilla: University of the North. p. 44. ISBN 9789589105221. LCCN 90209723. OCLC 22662006. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  3. ^ Pérez, Felipe (1883) [1862]. "Parte Segunda: Capítulo IX: Deuda Interior y Exterior" [Second Part: Chapter Ten: National and Foreign Debt]. Geografia General Física y Política de los Estados Unidos de Colombia y Geografia Particular de la Ciudad de Bogotá, [General Physical and Political Geography of the United States of Colombia and Specific Geography of the City of Bogotá] (in Spanish). 1 (2nd ed.). Bogotá: Echeverría Hermanos. pp. 223–225. LCCN 01024067. OCLC 15070585. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ramón Yepes
25th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
23 April 1849- 4 May 1849
Succeeded by
Diego Antonio Caballero