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Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery

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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1914-1999)
    • Birthplace: Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist, Author, Translator, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: Last Year at Marienbad, Invasión, Morel's Invention, The Others
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    Arturo Umberto Illia Francesconi was President of Argentina from October 12, 1963, to June 28, 1966, and a member of the centrist UCR. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1900-1983)
    • Birthplace: Pergamino, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician, Physician
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1821-1906)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Journalist, Soldier
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    Carlos Alberto Menditeguy was a racing driver and polo player from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He entered 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium, and scoring a total of nine championship points. In polo he reached the highest possible handicap of 10. He was an all round ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 59 (1914-1973)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Race car driver
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    Carlos Enrique José Pellegrini was Vice President of Argentina and became President of Argentina from 6 August 1890 to 12 October 1892, upon Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman resignation. During his administration he cleaned up finances, created the Banco de la Nación Argentina, Argentina's national bank, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1846-1906)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentine academic and politician, and in 1936, the first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize recipient. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1878-1959)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Dante Quinterno was an Argentine comics artist,agricultural producer, and prolific editorial businessman, famous for being the creator of the Patoruzú, Isidoro Cañones and Patoruzito characters. He was born in Buenos Aires city, on October 26, 1909, son of Martín Quinterno and Laura Raffo. His paternal ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 94 (1909-2003)
    • Birthplace: San Vicente, Argentina
    • Profession: Comics artist
    • Credits: Upa en apuros
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1811-1888)
    • Birthplace: San Juan, Argentina
    • 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1903-1982)
    • Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
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    Facundo Quiroga

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    Juan Facundo Quiroga was an Argentine caudillo who supported federalism at the time when the country was still in formation. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 47 (1788-1835)
    • Birthplace: La Rioja Province, Argentina, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Juan Bautista Alberdi

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    Juan Bautista Alberdi was an Argentine political theorist and diplomat. Although he lived most of his life in exile in Montevideo and Chile, he influenced the content of the Constitution of Argentina of 1853. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 74 (1810-1884)
    • Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 84 (1793-1877)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    Julián Irízar

    Admiral Julián Irízar was an officer of the Argentine Navy. He became a key figure in the modernization of the navy's fleet, the commander of the First Division of the Navy and later Naval Center President, but his most memorable action was as commander of the corvette Uruguay in the 1903 rescue of the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1869-1935)
    • Birthplace: Capilla del Señor, Argentina
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    Alejo Julio Argentino Roca Paz was an army general who served as President of Argentina from 12 October 1880 to 12 October 1886 and again from 12 October 1898 to 12 October 1904. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1843-1914)
    • Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Leandro N. Alem

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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1841-1896)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Leopoldo Lugones Argüello was an Argentine writer and journalist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1874-1938)
    • Birthplace: Villa de María del Río Seco, Argentina
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Luis Ángel Firpo, was an Argentine boxer. Born in Junín, Argentina, he was nicknamed The Wild Bull of The Pampas. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1894-1960)
    • Birthplace: Junín, Argentina
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Golden Twenties
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1906-1987)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Chemist, Scientist
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    Luis Vernet

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    Luis Vernet was a merchant from Hamburg of Huguenot descent. Vernet established a settlement on East Falkland in 1828, after first seeking approval from both the British and Argentine authorities. As such, Vernet is a controversial figure in the history of the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1791-1871)
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Politician
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    Oliverio Girondo was an Argentine poet. He was born in Buenos Aires to a relatively wealthy family, enabling him from a young age to travel to Europe, where he studied in both Paris and England. He is perhaps most famous for his participation in the magazines, which ushered in the arrival of ultraism, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1891-1967)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
    • Credits: Dark Side of the Heart
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