Famous Argentinian Activists

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Evita Peron
(First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952)
Evita Peron
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Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952

Evita Peron was an Argentine actress, activist, politician, and philanthropist. She is best remembered for her service as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She also served as the President of a political party called Female Peronist Party. A staunch philanthropist, Evita Peron was the president of the Eva Perón Foundation, which operated from 1948 to 1955.

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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
(Human Rights Activist)
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
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Birthdate: November 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentine activist, community organizer, writer, painter, and sculptor. He actively opposed Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship in the late 1970s and early 1980s, during which he was subjected to much torture. He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his bravery. He is also a recipient of the Pope John XXIII Peace Memorial. 

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Fernando Solanas
(Argentine Screenwriter, Film Director, and Politician)
Fernando Solanas
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Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: November 6, 2020

Fernando Solanas was an Argentine screenwriter, film director, and politician. He is best remembered for his 1968 film La Hora de los Hornos, which won many international awards. As a politician, Fernando Solanas served as the National Senator from the city of Buenos Aires from 2013 to 2019.

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Maria Luisa Bemberg
(Argentina’s Foremost Female Film Director)
Maria Luisa Bemberg
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Birthdate: April 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: May 7, 1995

Maria Luisa Bemberg was an Argentine film director, writer, and actress. She is best remembered for depicting famous Argentinian women in her films. Regarded as Argentina’s foremost female director, Bemberg also focused on feminism. Her 1984 film Camila became only the second Argentine film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Alfred Métraux
(Ethnologist, Anthropologist, and Human Rights Leader)
Alfred Métraux
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Birthdate: November 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: April 12, 1963

Alfred Métraux was an Argentine and Swiss ethnologist, anthropologist, and human rights leader. He is best remembered for his work with UNESCO's Department of Social Science. Alfred Métraux is also remembered for publishing landmark studies of the Incas, the ancient cultures of Easter Island, and Haitian voodoo. 

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Paulina Luisi
(Feminist)
Paulina Luisi
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Birthdate: 1875 AD
Birthplace: Colón Department, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Died: 1950 AD

Paulina Luisi was an Argentine-born Uruguayan feminist remembered for leading the feminist movement in Uruguay. The first woman from Uruguay to earn a medical degree in the country, Luisi represented Uruguay in conferences around the world and was much respected for her efforts that won Uruguayan women the right to vote. Luisi was also one of the first Uruguayan gynaecologists.

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Emilio F. Mignone
(Argentine Human Rights Activist)
Emilio F. Mignone
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Birthdate: July 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luján, Argentina
Died: December 21, 1998

Emilio F. Mignone was an Argentine human rights activist during the nation's military dictatorship that lasted from 1976 to 1983. He founded Center for Legal and Social Studies to fight against state terrorism during the Argentine coup d'état of 1976. Many children, including Mignone's daughter Monica, were victims of state terrorism.

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René de Epelbaum
(Argentine Human Rights Activist)
René de Epelbaum
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Birthdate: June 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rios, Argentina
Died: February 7, 1998

Argentine human-rights-activist Renée de Epelbaum is best-known as a founding-member of the Argentine human-rights association, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. It was formed by mothers of those who disappeared during the tenure of military dictatorship by Jorge Rafael Videla called National Reorganization Process from 1976 to 1983. Epelbaum also remained an early-member of Movimiento Judío por los Derechos Humanos.