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Encyclopedia > Cementerio de la Chacarita

Cementerio de la Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina, known as the National Cemetery, was opened during a yellow fever epidemic in 1871. In the 1800s, a large number of British nationals came to Argentina to work in the many economic areas in which Britain then had extensive interests. Many of these expatriates were buried at the Victoria Cemetery in Buenos Aires but in 1892 it was closed and a section of the Chacarita Cemetery was designated as the British Cemetery. In addition, there is a German section. Buenos Aires (BWEH-naus EYE-ress, literally Good Winds in Spanish, but more akin to Fair Winds, as in navigation) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest in South America. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The cemetery has designated areas for members of the Argentine artistic community, including writers, prominent composers, and a section for actors.

  • Carlos Acuña (1914-1989), tango singer, composer
  • Elias Antunez (1906-1957), thoroughbred racing jockey
  • Paquita Bernardo (1900-1925) musician, composer
  • Eduardo Vicente Bianco (1892-1959), musician
  • Oscar Bonavena (1942-1976), heavyweight boxer
  • Graciela Cabal (1939-2004), author of children's stories
  • Enrique Cadícamo (1900-1999), author, songwriter.
  • Evaristo Carriego (1883-1912), poet, journalist
  • Alberto Castillo (1914-2002), tango singer
  • Catulo Castillo (1906-1975), musician, composer, poet, boxer
  • Mario Cosentino (1930-2000), jazz musician
  • Juan D'Arienzo (1900-1976), orchestra Leader
  • Julio De Grazia (1920-1989), actor, director
  • Alejandro De Michele (1954-1983), Rock singer
  • Ricardo Gamero "Mister Chassman" (1938-1999),ventriloquist
  • Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), major singer, actor
  • Roberto Goyeneche (1926-1994), tango singer
  • Paul Groussac (1848-1929), French-born writer, historian
  • Bernardo Houssay (1887-1971), Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Maurice Jouvet (1923-1999), French-born actor
  • Angel Labruna (1918-1983), soccer star
  • Hans Langsdorff (1894-1939), Captain of the WW II battleship Graf Spee
  • Irineo Leguisamo (1903-1985), thoroughbred racing jockey
  • Madre María Loredo (1854-1928), faith healer
  • Azucena Maizani (1902-1970), tango songstress
  • Mona Maris (1903-1991), actress
  • Lola Membrives (1888-1969), actress
  • Zully Moreno (1920-1999), actress
  • Jorge Newbery (1875-1914), pioneer aviator, sportsman
  • Alberto Olmedo (1933-1988), comedian
  • Sabina Olmos (1913-1999), actress and singer
  • Pascual Pérez (1926-1977), Olympic and World champion boxer
  • Adolfo Pedernera (1918-1995), soccer player
  • Ivo Pelay (1893-1959), poet, playwright
  • Juan Peron (1895-1974), President of Argentina
  • Pablo Podesta (1875-1923), actor
  • Benito Quinquela Martín (1890-1977), painter
  • Raul Riganti (1893-1970), racecar driver
  • Chela Ruiz, (1921-1999), actress
  • Mercedes Simone (1904-1990), tango songstress, composer
  • Osvaldo Soriano (1943-1997), novelist
  • Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938), poet
  • Juan Carlos Thorry (1908-2000), actor, entertainer
  • Lolita Torres (1930-2002), actress, singer
  • Héctor Casimiro Yazalde (1946-1997), soccer player
  • Marcos Zucker (1921-2003), actor
  • Marc Etcheverry (1989-2005), software designer

Juan DArienzo ( 1900- 1976) was known as El Rey del Compas (King of the Beat). ... Carlos Gardel (1933) Carlos Gardel (11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was an enormously popular tango singer from Argentina (see birth-place controversy) who was killed in an airplane crash at the height of his career. ... Roberto Goyeneche was an Argentine tango singer who epitomized the archetype of 1950s Buenos Aires bohemian life, and became a living myth in the local music scene. ... Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887–September 21, 1971) was an Argentinian physiologist who received (with Carl and Gerty Cori) the 1947 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar (glucose) in animals. ... Kapitän zur See Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (March 20, 1894 – December 19, 1939) was a German naval officer, most famous for his command of the Panzerschiff (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of the River Plate. ... Admiral Graf Spee was a pocket battleship (Panzerschiff, later changed to heavy cruiser) launched by Germany in 1934 and named after the World War I Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee. ... Jorge Alejandro Newbery (1875-1914), better known plainly as Jorge Newbery, was an Argentine airplane pilot. ... Alberto Olmedo (1933-1988) was an Argentine comedian and actor. ... Pascual Pérez (March 4, 1926 - January 22, 1977) was an Argentine boxer. ... Ivo Pelay (May 5, 1893 - August 28, 1959) was one of Argentinas most prolific playwrights of the early 20th century. ... Juan Domingo Perón (October 8, 1895 – July 1, 1974) was an Argentine military officer and the President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955 and from 1973 to 1974. ... Quinquela Martín Benito Quinquela Martín (March 1(?), 1890 — January 28, 1977) was an Argentine painter born in La Boca, Buenos Aires. ... Alfonsina Storni was born in April of 1892 in the mountain village of Sala Capriasca. ...

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