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Juan Maria Gutierrez

Juan Maria Gutierrez was an Argentine statesman, jurist, surveyor, historian, critic, and poet.

His political career began after the fall of Juan Manuel de Rosas in 1852. He represented Entre Rios at the Argentine constitutional convention the following year. Between 1854 and 1856 he served as minister of foreign relations for the Argentine Confederation. Along with Esteban Echeverria, he was one of the founders of the Asociacion de Mayo, an intellectual movement of the Rio de la Plata region.

Gutierrez was also a major figure of science and technology within Argentina. He was rector of the University of Buenos Aires from 1861 until his retirement in 1874. During his tenure, numerous distinguished European professors joined the university's faculty. Along with Hermann Burmeister, he launched the study of natural sciences in Argentina.

Related websites

Scientific Review and Investigation: Juan Maria Gutierrez, historian of science by Juan Carlos Nicolau

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