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Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in La Recoleta Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in La Recoleta Cemetery. If you're ever visiting La Recoleta Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List is made up of many different people, including Bartolomé Mitre and Luis Federico Leloir.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in La Recoleta Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in La Recoleta Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at La Recoleta Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is La Recoleta Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in La Recoleta Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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    Adolfo Bioy Casares is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator. He was a friend and frequent collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, and wrote what many consider one of the best pieces of fantastic fiction, the novella The Invention of Morel.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1914-1999)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Greater Buenos Aires, South America, + more
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist, Author, Translator, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Last Year at Marienbad, Invasión, Morel's Invention, The Others
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    Luis Federico Leloir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Luis Federico Leloir ForMemRS was an Argentine physician and biochemist who received the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Although born in France, Leloir received the majority of his education at the University of Buenos Aires and was director of the private research group Fundación Instituto Campomar ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1906-1987)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Chemist, Scientist
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    Juan Manuel de Rosas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Juan Manuel de Rosas, nicknamed "Restorer of the Laws", was a politician and army officer who ruled Buenos Aires Province and briefly the Argentine Confederation. Although born into a wealthy family, Rosas worked hard and independently amassed a personal fortune, acquiring huge grants of lands in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1793-1877)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    Leandro N. Alem

    Leandro N. Alem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Leandro Nicéforo Alem was an Argentine politician, born in Buenos Aires, a founder and leader of the Radical Civic Union. He was also an active Freemason. Alem was the uncle and political teacher of Hipólito Yrigoyen. His father, was the chief of Rosas' political police, the Mazorca. He was executed ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1841-1896)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Leopoldo Lugones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Leopoldo Lugones Argüello was an Argentine writer and journalist.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1874-1938)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Villa de María del Río Seco, Río Seco Department, Córdoba Province, Argentina, + more
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Bartolomé Mitre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Bartolomé Mitre Martínez was an Argentine statesman, military figure, and author. He was the President of Argentina from 1862 to 1868.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1821-1906)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more
    • Profession: Journalist, Soldier
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    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
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    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and the seventh President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide range of genres and topics, from journalism to autobiography, to political philosophy and history. He was a member of a group of intellectuals, known ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1811-1888)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, San Juan Province, Argentina, San Juan, Cuyo, + more
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
    • Credits: Su mejor alumno
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    Eduardo Mallea was an Argentine essayist, cultural critic, writer and diplomat. In 1931 he became editor of the literary magazine of La Nación.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1903-1982)
    • Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, DVD Region 4, Bahía Blanca Partido, South America, Buenos Aires Province, + more
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
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