Francisco José de Caldas, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francisco José de Caldas

Colombian lawyer and scientist

Date of Birth: 04-Oct-1768

Place of Birth: Popayán, Cauca Department, Colombia

Date of Death: 29-Oct-1816

Profession: astronomer, lawyer, engineer, combat engineer, journalist, botanist

Nationality: Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Francisco José de Caldas

  • Francisco José de Caldas (October 4, 1768 – October 28, 1816) was a Colombian lawyer, military engineer, self-taught naturalist, mathematician, geographer and inventor (he created the first hypsometer), who was executed by orders of Pablo Morillo during the Spanish American Reconquista for being a forerunner of the fight for the independence of New Granada (modern day Colombia).

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