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Francisco Pascasio Moreno - Perito Moreno
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francisco Pascasio Moreno

Francisco Pascasio Moreno, nicknamed Perito, More formally known as Dr. Francisco P. Moreno, Honoris Causa, (1852-1919), he was the first Argentine to travel the glacier ares and his Reminiscencias Del Perito Moreno were later compiled by his son. Moreno gave the Argentine nation the land that became Nahuel Napi National Park, and a great glacier is named after him: Perito Moreno. Many places in southwestern Argentina are named for him. It was he who named Cerro Fitzroy after the captain of HMS Beagle.

Read about the Glaciers of Argentina and Nahuel Huapi.

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