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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
Dec. at 85 (1914-1999) 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 ...more

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Luis Federico Leloir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 81 (1906-1987) 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 ...more

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Juan Manuel de Rosas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 84 (1793-1877) 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 ...more

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Leandro N. Alem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Leandro N. Alem Dec. at 55 (1841-1896) 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 ...more

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Leopoldo Lugones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 64 (1874-1938) Leopoldo Lugones Argüello was an Argentine writer and journalist.

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Bartolomé Mitre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1821-1906) Bartolomé Mitre Martínez was an Argentine statesman, military figure, and author. He was the President of Argentina from 1862 to 1868.

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1811-1888) 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 ...more

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Eduardo Mallea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 79 (1903-1982) Eduardo Mallea was an Argentine essayist, cultural critic, writer and diplomat. In 1931 he became editor of the literary magazine of La Nación.

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Oliverio Girondo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 76 (1891-1967) 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. ...more

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Carlos Menditeguy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1914-1973) 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 ...more

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Carlos Pellegrini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1846-1906) 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 ...more

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Dante Quinterno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 94 (1909-2003) Dante Quinterno was an Argentine comics artist,agricultural producer, and prolific editorial businessman, famous for being the creator of the Patoruzú, Isidoro Cañones and ...more

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Arturo Umberto Illia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 83 (1900-1983) Arturo Umberto Illia Francesconi was President of Argentina from October 12, 1963, to June 28, 1966, and a member of the centrist UCR.

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Julio Argentino Roca is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1843-1914) 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.

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Victoria Ocampo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 89 (1890-1979) 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 ...more

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Carlos Saavedra Lamas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 81 (1878-1959) Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentine academic and politician, and in 1936, the first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

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William Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
William Brown Dec. at 80 (1777-1857) 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 ...more

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Facundo Quiroga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Facundo Quiroga Dec. at 47 (1788-1835) Juan Facundo Quiroga was an Argentine caudillo who supported federalism at the time when the country was still in formation.

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Luis Vernet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Luis Vernet Dec. at 80 (1791-1871) 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 ...more

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Luis Ángel Firpo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Dec. at 66 (1894-1960) Luis Ángel Firpo, was an Argentine boxer. Born in Junín, Argentina, he was nicknamed The Wild Bull of The Pampas.

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Juan Bautista Alberdi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Juan Bautista Alberdi Dec. at 74 (1810-1884) 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 ...more

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Susan Barrantes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Susan Barrantes Dec. at 61 (1937-1998) Susan Mary Barrantes was the mother of Sarah, Duchess of York, and the maternal grandmother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York. She was known as 'the bolter', following her elopement ...more

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Julián Irízar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in La Recoleta Cemetery
Julián Irízar Dec. at 66 (1869-1935) 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 ...more