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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 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: Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 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

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1903-1982)
    • Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
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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

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1891-1967)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
    • Credits: Dark Side of the Heart
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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

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1914-1973)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Race car driver
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    Carlos Pellegrini
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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

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1846-1906)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Lawyer
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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

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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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    Arturo Umberto Illia
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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

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1900-1983)
    • Birthplace: Pergamino, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician, Physician
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    Julio Argentino Roca
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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

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1843-1914)
    • Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Victoria Ocampo CBE was an Argentine writer and intellectual, described by Jorge Luis Borges as La mujer más argentina. Best known as an advocate for others and as publisher of the legendary literary magazine Sur, she was also a writer and critic in her own right and one of the most prominent South ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1890-1979)
    • Birthplace: San Isidro, Argentina
    • Profession: Writer
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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

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1878-1959)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    William Brown

    William Brown
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    Admiral William Brown was an Irish-born Argentine Admiral. Brown's victories in the Independence War, the Cisplatine War, and the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata earned the respect and appreciation of the Argentine people, and today he is regarded as one of Argentina's national heroes.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1777-1857)
    • Birthplace: Foxford, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Sailor
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    Facundo Quiroga

    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

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1788-1835)
    • Birthplace: La Rioja Province, Argentina, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician
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    Luis Vernet

    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

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1791-1871)
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Politician
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    Luis Ángel Firpo
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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

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1894-1960)
    • Birthplace: Junín, Argentina
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Golden Twenties
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