Alcorta, José Figueroa b. November 20, 1860 d. December 27, 1931 Argentina President. Born in Córdoba, Argentina, he was lawyer when he began his political career being elected a Congress Representative for Córdoba and became the Provincial Governor in 1895. In 1898, he was elected to the Argentina Congress as a Senator, serving until 1903. In 1904, he became Vice President of Argentina and he succeeded President Manuel Quintana, as President in 1906. He served in office until 1910 and was the only Argentine President to date to have presided in the three...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Alfonsín, Dr. Raúl Ricardo b. March 12, 1927 d. March 31, 2009 Argentine politician and stateman, Constitutional President of Argentina (1983 - 1989) in its return to democracy, following the military government of the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional (National Reorganization Process). He attended the Liceo Militar General San Martín where he graduated as second lieutenant and joined the Radical Civic Union (UCR) in 1945. He studied at the Universidad de La Plata's Law School where he got his degree in 1950. As a congressman he was a member of the House...[Read More] (Bio by: Nes Pagani) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Balcarce, Marcos b. April 25, 1777 d. December 4, 1832 Joined the Military at a young age and was involved in the struggles against the Portuguese in Missiones Province, and against the English invasions. He was taken prisoner by the English. When released he went to Spain, where he fought against Napoleon. He returned to Argentina and took part in the May Revolution. Sent to Chile, he participated in actions for O'Higgins. He remained in Chile as Governor until the arrival of San Martin, whence he returned to Buenos Aires to work in various...[Read More] (Bio by: Glen Short) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Pantheon of Meritorious Citizens, marked on the La Recoleta map as #6.
Bernaldo de Quirós, Cesáreo b. May 27, 1879 d. May 29, 1969 Painter. In 1899 won the "Scholarship Europe", and in the next year moved to Rome to improve their knowledge. At the Venice Biennale of 1901 earned a "Commendation Award" and in the exhibition in Saint Louis, United States, 1904, he won a Bronze Medal. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1905 and exhibited his works at the Salon Costa and, after joining the local artistic environment, co-founded the group "Nexus", together with their friends the painters Fernando Fader and Pio Collivadino...[Read More] (Bio by: Errete) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Bradley, Eduardo b. April 9, 1887 d. June 3, 1951 Aviation Pioneer. On June 24, 1916, he and Captain Angel María Zuloaga became the first people to fly over the Andes Mountains when they did so in a hydrogen balloon called "Eduardo Newbery".The flight started in Santiago, Chile and finished in Uspallata Valley, Argentina. The flying time was a little more than three hours and they reached a maximum altitude of 8,100 mts. In October 31, 1991 the Argentine Post Office issued a stamp to commemorate that historic crossing. (Bio by: 380W) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Brown, Guillermo (William) b. June 22, 1777 d. March 2, 1857 Argentine Naval Officer. Born in Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland, his family came to the United States in 1786, and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was interested in the sea from a young age, and became part of a merchant ship crew after the sudden death of hos father. His subsequent sea career was marked by his being press-ganged into serving on a British warship, and as a prisoner of the French after being captured by them during the Napoleonic Wars. He arrived in Buenos Aires...[Read More] (Bio by: Glen Short) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Green tower, #9 on the map of the cemetery