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Jose Maria Sobral

Alferez de Navio Jose Maria Sobral was an Argentine military scientist and Antarctic explorer.

Sobral joined the Swedish Antarctic Expedition in Buenos Aires at the end of 1901, when the group headed by Otto Nordenskjold asked the Argentine Government for supplies, to perform a series of meteorological, biological geological and geodesical studies.

Upon return to Argentina Sobral left the army and went to Sweden to study geology at the Uppsala University, where he doctored in 1913. In 1906 he married Swedish Elna W. Klingstrom, with whom he would have 9 children.

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