José Antonio de Armas Chitty

J. A. de Armas Chitty José Antonio de Armas Chitty (30 November 1908 – 6 October 1995) was a Venezuelan historian, poet, chronicler, essayist, biographer and researcher.

Armas Chitty was born in Caracas on 30 November 1908, when he was six years old, moved to Santa María de Ipire, a town in Guárico state, lived there until he was 27.

Enrolled for the Anthropology and History Institute of the Central University of Venezuela in 1949. Since then he was Head of the Colonial History and the Republican History Departments of the same institute. He was a lecturer of the Central University from 1956. In 1950 he was the Director of Publications of the Venezuelan Council for the Child, held that position until 1952. From 1952 to 1964 was Supervisor of Cultural Section of the Public Relationships Department of the Creole Petroleum Corporation. In 1971 was the Chief of Minister of Education's Secretary. De Armas Chitty wrote articles for many newspapers and magazines in Venezuela, as well as Lima, Buenos Aires and Madrid, was a columnist on the Caracas daily El Nacional for 15 years. Also was member of the Venezuelan Academy of History from 1957, being chosen on 10 January 1979. Provided by Wikipedia
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