Juan María Gutiérrez, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Juan María Gutiérrez

Argentine politician

Date of Birth: 06-May-1809

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1878

Profession: naturalist, writer, mathematician, diplomat, historian, statesperson

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Juan María Gutiérrez

  • Juan María Gutiérrez (May 6, 1809 – February 26, 1878) was an Argentine statesman, jurist, surveyor, historian, critic, and poet. He was a major figure in Argentine liberalism and one of the most prominent promoters of Argentine culture during the 19th century.
  • His oeuvre includes novels, Costumbrist dramas, biographies, literary criticism, and scientific works. His political career began after the fall of Juan Manuel de Rosas in 1852.
  • He represented Entre Ríos 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 Echeverría, he was one of the founders of the Asociación de Mayo, an intellectual movement of the Rio de la Plata region. Gutiérrez 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. "Fortunately I have a malleable character and always find as much promise in a book of poetry as in a book of mathematics." - Juan María Gutiérrez "By virtue of his heart's loftiness and his spirit's luster, Gutiérrez was a poet without compromising himself as a mathematician.
  • This yields the precious alliance of good taste and good sense that pervades his intelligence." - Juan Bautista Alberdi

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