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Francisco Moreno

Argentinian explorer and naturalist (1852–1919)

1852   -   1919

country of citizenship: Argentina
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish
occupation: explorer, anthropologist, politician, ornithologist, biologist, botanist, naturalist, botanical collector, scientific collector
award received: Founder’s Medal, Cullum Geographical Medal
position held: member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies

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.
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