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FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM PERU
JORGE MARIO PEDRO VARGAS LLOSA(March 28, 1936)
He has been politically active throughout hiscareer; over the course of his life, he hasgradually moved from thepolitical lefttowardsliberalismor neoliberalism,a definitively more conservativepolitical position. While heinitially supported the Cuban revolutionarygovernment of Fidel Castro,Vargas Llosalater became disenchanted with the Cubandictator and hisauthoritarian regime.He ran for thePeruvian presidencyin 1990 with thecenter-right
 (FREDEMO)coalition, advocatingneoliberalreforms, butlost the election toAlberto Fujimori. 
JULIO CÉSAR TELLO
 (April 11, 1880
June 3, 1947)
He was a Peruvianarchaeologist.Tello is considered the"father of Peruvian archeology" and was America's firstindigenousarchaeologist. He made the major discoveriesof the prehistoricParacas cultureand founded a nationalmuseum of archeology.TheJulio C Tello Museumon the Paracas Peninsula isnamed in his honour. After the reserve was established in1975, the museum was built to house artifacts and
 
 
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interpret the archeology and culture of the Paracas, as well as the rich natural life of themarine reserve.
JOSÉ SILVERIO OLAYA BALANDRA
 (1789
June 29, 1823)
He was a Peruvian cultural figure and fighter for the independence. He is rememberedfor the enunciation of his clear political position towards independence with hisdeclaration "If I have a thousands lives, I wouldgive them very glad before reject my country..."In the fight for the independence of Peru, Olayaparticipated as a secret emissary, takingmessages between the government (Callao) andthe patriotic ones (Lima). Because he was wellknown for his ability to swimm long distances; hewas recruited by the He was caught, torture andsentenced to death; in spite of the tortures, henever revealed his
JOSÉ MARÍA ARGUEDAS ALTAMIRANO
 
(18 January 1911
28 November 1969)
He was aPeruviannovelist, poet,and anthropologist.Arguedas was amestizoof  Spanish andQuechuadescent who wrote novels, shortstories, and poems in bothSpanishandQuechua. Generally remembered as one of the most notable figuresof 20th century Peruvian literature, Arguedas is especiallyrecognized for his intimate portrayals of indigenous Andean culture. Key in his desire to depict indigenousexpression and perspective more authentically was his
 
 
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creation of a new language that blended Spanish and Quechua and premiered in hisdebut novelYawar Fiesta
DANIEL ALCIDES CARRIÓN
 (August 12, 1857
October 5, 1885)
He was aPeruvianmedical student after whomCarrion's diseaseis named. He described thedisease in the course of what proved to be afatal experiment upon himself in 1885, in order to demonstrate definitively the cause of theillness. He was inoculated by close friends withblood from a wart between the eyes of a 14-year-old patient. His aim was to prove a linkbetween the acute blood stage of Oroya fever with that of the later chronic form of the disease
Verruga Peruana 
typified by numerous red wart-like dermal nodules. Neither the cause nor mode of transmission of Oroya fever was thenknown and, furthermore, the relationship between the acute and chronic forms of thedisease was not proven.
CARLOS NORIEGA(October 08, 1959)
 Astronaut. Born on October 8, 1959, in Lima, Peru. Noriegagrew up in Santa Clara, California. While in college, he was amember of the U.S. Navy's Reserve Officers' Training Corps. After graduation, Noriega received a commission with theU.S. Marine Corps and went to flight school. He had several

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