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Enrique Molina Garmendia

Philosopher

Died when: 92 years 217 days (1111 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Enrique Molina Garmendia

Enrique Molina Garmendia (August 4, 1871, La Serena, Chile - March 8, 1964, Concepción, Chile) was a Chilean educator and philosopher who promoted and aided in the development of the decentralization of education in Chile.

His greatest achievement was founding the Universidad de Concepción (University of Concepción), the third oldest university in Chile and the first to be located outside the capital Santiago.

Garmienda is considered the most distinguished pedagogue of his time, as well as one of the most influential Chilean philosophers.

He received various distinctions during his lifetime, among them the honor of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Chile and that of Rector Honorario Vitalicio (Honorary University President for Life) from the University of Concepción.


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