(Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1810 - Madrid, España, 1860)
"Rafael María Baralt (Maracaibo, 3 de julio de 1810 - Madrid, España, 4 de enero de 1860), fue un historiador, periodista, escritor y poeta venezolano. Autor del primer diccionario de galicismos del español y primer latinoamericano en ocupar un sillón en la Real Academia de la Lengua Española."
"Rafael María Baralt y Pérez (3 July 1810 - 4 January 1860) was a Venezuelan diplomat and one of the country's most famed writers, philologists, and historians. He was the first Latin American to occupy a chair at the Real Academia Española. Born in Maracaibo on 3 July 1810, he suffered an untimely death in Madrid due to the stresses and aggravations suffered during services rendered to his beloved country of birth. Baralt was the son of Miguel Antonio Baralt, who helped build the Baralt Theater in Maracaibo. He died on 4 January 1860, and is buried in the National Pantheon of Venezuela."