Famous people on Venezuela's street names


Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar 50 Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.

Antonio José de Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre 26 Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan general and politician who served as the president of Bolivia from 1825 to 1828. A close friend and associate of Simón Bolívar, he was one of the primary leaders of South America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.

Andrés Bello

Andrés Bello 10 Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López was a Venezuelan humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.

Francisco de Miranda

Francisco de Miranda 8 Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza, commonly known as Francisco de Miranda, was a Venezuelan military leader and revolutionary who fought in the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Spanish American wars of independence. He is regarded as a precursor of South America's liberation from the Spanish Empire, and remains known as the "First Universal Venezuelan" and the "Great Universal American".

Andrés Eloy Blanco

Andrés Eloy Blanco 8 Andrés Eloy Blanco Meaño was a noted Venezuelan poet and politician. He was a member of the Generación del 28, and one of the founders of Acción Democrática (AD). He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela from 15 February 1948 until 24 November 1948.

José Antonio Páez

José Antonio Páez 6 José Antonio Páez Herrera was a Venezuelan leader who fought against the Spanish Crown for Simón Bolívar during the Venezuelan War of Independence. He later led Venezuela's independence from Gran Colombia.

Rómulo Gallegos

Rómulo Gallegos 6 Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of nine months during 1948, he governed as the first freely elected president in Venezuela's history. He was removed from power by military officers in the 1948 Venezuelan coup.

Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima 6 Rose of Lima, TOSD was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe penance and her care of the poverty stricken of the city through her own private efforts. Rose of Lima was born to a noble family and is the patron saint of embroidery, gardening and cultivation of blooming flowers. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such.

Pedro Camejo

Pedro Camejo 6 Pedro Camejo, also known as Negro Primero, was a Venezuelan soldier that fought with the Royal Army and later with the Independence Army during the Venezuelan War of Independence, reaching the rank of lieutenant. The nickname Negro Primero was inspired by his bravery and skill in handling spears, and because he was always in the first line of attack on the battlefield. It is also attributed to his having been the only black officer in the army of Simón Bolívar.

Leonardo Ruiz Pineda

Leonardo Ruiz Pineda 6 Leonardo Ruiz Pineda was a Venezuelan lawyer and politician, member and one of the founders of the party Acción Democrática (AD), of which was Secretary General and leader of the clandestine resistance between 1949 and 1952 against the dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jiménez.

Simón Rodríguez

Simón Rodríguez 5 Simón Rodríguez, known during his exile from Spanish America as Samuel Robinson, was a Venezuelan philosopher and educator, notably Simón Bolívar's tutor and mentor.

José María Vargas

José María Vargas 4 José María Vargas Ponce was the president of Venezuela from 1835 to 1836. Vargas was Venezuela's first civilian president.

Cecilio Acosta

Cecilio Acosta 4 Cecilio Juan Ramón del Carmen Acosta Revete, was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, lawyer, philosopher and humanist.

Rómulo Betancourt

Rómulo Betancourt 4 Rómulo Ernesto Betancourt Bello, known as "The Father of Venezuelan Democracy", was the president of Venezuela, from 1945 to 1948 and again from 1959 to 1964, as well as leader of Acción Democrática, Venezuela's dominant political party in the 20th century.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 4 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Alberto Federico Ravell

Alberto Federico Ravell 4 Alberto Federico Ravell Arreaza is a Venezuelan journalist, former CEO and co-founder of the news channel, Globovisión. Since 2019 and as of 2020, Ravell served as the director of the National Center of Communications of Venezuela for disputed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci 4 Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Florence, from whose name the term "America" is derived.

Francisco Salias

Francisco Salias 3 Francisco Salias y Sanoja fue un revolucionario venezolano, conocido cómo el prócer de la independencia de Venezuela y ser el célebre por ser quien atajó al capitán general Vicente de Emparan y Orbe a las puertas de la catedral de Caracas y conminarlo a volver al Cabildo, gestó que contribuyó a la ruptura definitiva con el orden colonial.

Andrés López del Rosario

Andrés López del Rosario 3 Andrés López del Rosario o Juan Andrés López del Rosario, más conocido con el apodo de Andresote, fue un zambo cimarrón del siglo XVIII. Dirigió entre 1730 y 1732 una rebelión contra el monopolio que tenía la Real Compañía Guipuzcoana de Caracas en la Provincia de Venezuela.

Lisandro Alvarado

Lisandro Alvarado 3 Lisandro Alvarado was a Venezuelan medical doctor, naturalist, historian, ethnologist and linguist. 

Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt 3 Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography, while his advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement pioneered modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.


Guaicaipuro 3 Cacique Guaicaipuro was a legendary native (indigenous) Venezuelan chief of both the Teques and Caracas tribes. Though known today as Guaicaipuro, in documents of the time his name was written Guacaipuro.

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua 3 Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.

Teresa Urrea

Teresa Urrea 3 Teresa Urrea, often referred to as Teresita and also known as Santa Teresa or La Santa de Cábora among the Mayo, was a Mexican mystic, folk healer, and revolutionary insurgent.

Leopoldo Sucre Figarella

Leopoldo Sucre Figarella 3 Leopoldo Sucre Figarella was a Venezuelan politician and engineer of Corsican ancestors. A member of the Sucre family Sucre Figarella served as governor, minister and senator during his long and eventful political career. He was nicknamed "The Builder" and "The Czar of Guayana".

Daniel Camejo

Daniel Camejo 3 Daniel Camejo Octavio was a Venezuelan sailor. He competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics with his son Peter Camejo and the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Antonio Pinto Salinas

Antonio Pinto Salinas 3 Antonio Pinto Salinas fue un poeta y político venezolano, dirigente y secretario general del partido Acción Democrática en la clandestinidad. Fue asesinado por la dirección de Seguridad Nacional en la lucha clandestina contra la dictadura militar del general Marcos Pérez Jiménez.

Eulalia Ramos

Eulalia Ramos 3 Eulalia Ramos Sánchez, también conocida como Eulalia Buroz o Eulalia Chamberlain fue una heroína de la Independencia de Venezuela y miembro del grupo cercano al Libertador Simón Bolívar.

Fabricio Ojeda

Fabricio Ojeda 3 Fabricio Ojeda was a Venezuelan journalist, politician, and guerrilla leader. He was the President of the Patriotic Junta that organised the movement to end Marcos Pérez Jiménez' dictatorship (1952-1958), and was then elected to the Venezuelan Chamber of Representatives for the Democratic Republican Union (URD), before becoming a leader of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN). He died in custody in 1966 after committing suicide.

Jacinto Lara

Jacinto Lara 2 Jacinto Lara was a Venezuelan independence leader and hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence. His contribution included participating in Simón Bolívar's 1813 Admirable Campaign. He was briefly Prefect of the Intendency of the Magdalena River and the Isthmus in 1821. He later led a reserve division at the Battle of Ayacucho (1824), a decisive military encounter during the Peruvian War of Independence.

Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence 2 Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín 2 José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, nicknamed "the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru", was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.

Juan Crisóstomo Falcón

Juan Crisóstomo Falcón 2 Juan Crisóstomo Falcón Zavarce was the president of Venezuela from 1863 to 1868.                   

John Bosco

John Bosco 2 John Melchior Bosco, SDB, popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System.

George Washington

George Washington 2 George Washington was an American Founding Father, military officer, and politician who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Second Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army in 1775, Washington led Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and then served as president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which drafted and ratified the Constitution of the United States and established the U.S. federal government. Washington has thus become commonly known as the "Father of his Country".

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 2 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Antonio Guzmán Blanco

Antonio Guzmán Blanco 2 Antonio Leocadio Guzmán Blanco was a Venezuelan military leader, statesman, diplomat and politician. He was the president of Venezuela for three separate terms, from 1870 until 1877, from 1879 until 1884, and from 1886 until 1887 and General during the Venezuelan Federal War.

Simón Planas

Simón Planas 2 Simón Planas Guaderrama fue un político, estadista y filósofo venezolano. Secretario del Interior, Justicia y Relaciones Exteriores durante la presidencia de José Gregorio Monagas, fue el redactor de la ley de abolición de la esclavitud en Venezuela.

Fermín Toro

Fermín Toro 2 Fermín Toro y Blanco was a Venezuelan humanist, politician, diplomat and author.                   

Ezequiel Zamora

Ezequiel Zamora 2 Ezequiel Zamora was a Venezuelan soldier and leader of the Federalists in the Federal War (Guerra Federal) of 1859–1863.

Louis of Toulouse

Louis of Toulouse 2 Saint Louis of Toulouse, also known as Louis of Anjou, was a Neapolitan prince of the Capetian House of Anjou and a Catholic bishop.

Raphael (archangel)

Raphael (archangel) 2 Raphael is an archangel first mentioned in the Book of Tobit and in 1 Enoch, both estimated to date from between the 3rd and 2nd century BCE. In later Jewish tradition, he became identified as one of the three heavenly visitors entertained by Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. He is not named in either the New Testament or the Quran, but later Christian tradition identified him with healing and as the angel who stirred waters in the Pool of Bethesda in John 5:2–4, and in Islam, where his name is Israfil, he is understood to be the unnamed angel of Quran 6:73, standing eternally with a trumpet to his lips, ready to announce the Day of Judgment. In Gnostic tradition, Raphael is represented on the Ophite Diagram.

José Francisco Bermúdez

José Francisco Bermúdez 2 José Francisco Bermúdez was a Venezuelan revolutionary and military officer. A major lieutenant of Simón Bolívar, he fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence, reaching the rank of General. He is buried in the National Pantheon of Venezuela.

Diego Bautista Urbaneja

Diego Bautista Urbaneja 2 Diego Bautista Urbaneja was a Venezuelan political figure.                                         

Manuel Piar

Manuel Piar 2 Manuel Carlos María Francisco Piar Gómez was General-in-Chief of the army fighting Spain during the Venezuelan War of Independence.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist 2 John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as Saint John the Forerunner in Eastern Orthodoxy, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, Saint John by certain Catholic churches, and Prophet Yahya in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively referred to as John the Baptiser.

Joaquín Sabás Moreno de Mendoza

Joaquín Sabás Moreno de Mendoza 2 Joaquín Sabás Moreno de Mendoza, caballero de la Orden de Santiago, fue un militar y colonizador español del siglo XVIII. Se desempeñó como gobernador y capitán general de la Provincia de Margarita entre 1751 y 1757, posteriormente fue comandante interino de la Provincia de Guayana entre 1764 y 1766.

Antonio de Berrio

Antonio de Berrio 2 Antonio de Berrío (1527–1597) was a Spanish soldier, governor and explorer in Colonial America.     

Domingo Guzmán Lander

Domingo Guzmán Lander 2 Domingo Guzmán Lander fue un médico y político venezolano.                                         

Guillermo Valencia

Guillermo Valencia 2 Guillermo Valencia Castillo was a Colombian poet, translator, and politician. Valencia was a pioneer of Modernism in Colombia and a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. He was the father of five children, including Guillermo León Valencia (1909–1971), Colombian president during 1962–1966, and Josefina Valencia Muñoz, Governor of Cauca.

Saint Peter

Saint Peter 2 Saint Peter, also known as Peter the Apostle, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Christian Church. He appears repeatedly and prominently in all four New Testament gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Catholic tradition accredits Peter as the first bishop of Rome‍—‌or pope‍—‌and also as the first bishop of Antioch.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 2 Joseph was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.

José Antonio Anzoátegui

José Antonio Anzoátegui 2 José Antonio Anzoátegui (1789–1819) was a Venezuelan military officer who fought in the Venezuelan and Colombian Wars of Independence.

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi 2 Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, known as Francis of Assisi, was an Italian mystic, poet and Catholic friar who founded the religious order of the Franciscans. He was inspired to lead a Christian life of poverty as a beggar and itinerant preacher. One of the most venerated figures in Christianity, Francis was canonized by Pope Gregory IX on 16 July 1228. He is commonly portrayed wearing a brown habit with a rope tied around his waist, featuring three knots that symbolize the three Franciscan vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Raúl Leoni

Raúl Leoni 2 Raúl Leoni Otero was the president of Venezuela from 1964 until 1969. He was a member of the Generation of 1928 and a charter member of the Acción Democrática party, and the first Labor minister of Venezuela.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 2 Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Genoa who completed four Spanish-based voyages across the Atlantic Ocean sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and European colonization of the Americas. His expeditions were the first known European contact with the Caribbean and Central and South America.

José Florencio Jiménez

José Florencio Jiménez 2 José Florencio Jiménez Sandoval fue un militar venezolano, oficial del Ejército de Venezuela en la Guerra de Independencia. Participó en la Campaña Admirable en 1813 bajo la dirección del Libertador Simón Bolívar y tuvo su bautismo de fuego en la Batalla de Los Horcones. Combatió bajo las órdenes del general Sucre en las campañas de la Nueva Granada y en Quito. También en Perú, en donde participó en la Batalla de Ayacucho en 1824. Tras la muerte de Simón Bolívar y la disolución de la Gran Colombia tuvo que huir de Venezuela para evitar las persecuciones a los militares bolivarianos. Vivió por más de un año en la isla de Curazao hasta 1832, cuando vuelve a Venezuela. Líder de la revolución de las reformas en Barquisimeto contra el presidente José María Vargas en 1835. Entre 1848 y 1850 fue gobernador de la provincia de Barquisimeto.

José María España

José María España 2 José María España Rodríguez del Villar y Sáenz fue un militar y político venezolano, que junto a Manuel Gual, protagonizó la proindependentista conspiración de Gual y España, tras la cual fue condenado a morir torturado y descuartizado en la Plaza Mayor de Caracas. Enarboló la bandera de los derechos humanos, buscó la abolición de la esclavitud y habló de la igualdad de "indios, blancos, pardos y mestizos".

Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés 2 Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, 1st Marquess of the Valley of Oaxaca was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the king of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
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