Francisco Moreno

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Francisco Pascasio Moreno
BirthplaceBuenos Aires
Known for Exploration of the Patagonia
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Moreno, Francisco


Born 1852, in Buenos Aires; died 1919. Argentine geographer.

Moreno made a study of Patagonia from 1874 to the early 20th century and the Argentine and the Chilean Andes from 1875. In 1877, Moreno and C. Moyano discovered Lago San Martin and Lago Argentine. Between 1882 and 1895 he investigated the eastern slopes of the Andes from 23° S lat. to the Strait of Magellan. Moreno was awarded the medal of the Royal Geographical Society.


Viaje a la Patagonia Austral emprendido bajo los auspicios del Gobierno National: 1876–77. Buenos Aires, 1879.
Reconnaissance de la region Andine. La Plata, 1897.


Ocherkii istorii Argentiny. Moscow, 1961. Pages 81–98.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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