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Famous Scientists from Argentina

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List of notable or famous scientists from Argentina, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Argentina and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Argentina. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Argentinian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Argentina is included when available.

List ranges from César Milstein to Luis Federico Leloir, plus much more.

This historic scientists from Argentina list can help answer the questions "Who are some Argentinian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Argentina?" These prominent scientists of Argentina may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Argentinian scientists.

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  • Enrique Mosconi
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    Enrique Mosconi

    Enrique Carlos Alberto Mosconi (21 February 1877 – 4 June 1940) was an Argentine military engineer, who is best known as the pioneer and organizer of petroleum exploration and extraction in Argentina....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1877-1940)
    • Birthplace: Argentina
  • Florentino Ameghino
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    Florentino Ameghino (September 19, 1853 – August 6, 1911) was an Argentine naturalist, paleontologist, anthropologist and zoologist, whose fossil discoveries on the Argentine Pampas, especially on Patagonia, rank with those made in the western United States during the late 19th century. Along with his two brothers –Carlos and Juan– Florentino Ameghino was one of the most important founding figures in South American paleontology. From 1887 until his death, Ameghino was passionately devoted to the study of fossil mammals from Patagonia, with the valuable support of his brother Carlos Ameghino (1865–1936) who, between 1887 and 1902, made 14 trips to that region, where he discovered and...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1854-1911)
    • Birthplace: Luján, Argentina
  • Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852 – November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno (perito means "specialist, expert"). Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia and its subsequent development....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (born 7 August 1969) is a philosopher. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he has the title of Professor of Metaphysics, and a Tutorial Fellow at Oriel College. Rodriguez-Pereyra has previously been a Research Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, and Professor at the University of Nottingham and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. His interests are primarily in Metaphysics and the philosophy of Leibniz. His work on resemblance nominalism provides a response to that of David Malet Armstrong and grounds...  more
    • Age: 51