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Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald (1862 – 9 July 1897)[1] was a Peruvian rubber baron of Peruvian-American ancestry. He grew up in the city of Iquitos.

Rubber baron[edit]

He became established as a rubber baron in the late 19th century. Determined to find a way to transport rubber out of the Madre de Dios region, he exploited native workers. He forced them under pain of death to dismantle and transport a ship over a mountain during the turn-of-the-20th-century rubber boom in the Amazon Basin.[2]

He explored the Madre de Dios region of BAP Fitzcarrald in Lake Sandoval, Madre de Dios, Peru. He founded the City of Puerto Maldonado and explored the area that is now the Manu Biosphere Reserve. To achieve this, it was necessary to transport his steam ship piece by piece over the mountains to the Madre de Dios basin.[2]

Fitzcarrald discovered a short passage overland between the Mishagua River, a tributary of the Urubamba, and the Manu, a tributary of the Madre de Dios River. The latter leads into the Ucayali River. The Isthmus of Fitzcarrald was later named for him, as discovery of this route enabled transport of rubber from the Madre de Dios region. It was transferred to ships on the Manu, which could reach the Madre de Dios, the Ucayali River and thereby down the Amazon to markets and Atlantic ports for export.[2]

He died at age 35 when his ship Contamana sank in an accident.[2]

Legacy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sevillano, Alfonso Cueva (2004). Carlos Fermin Fitzcarrald. Diccionario histórico biográfico: peruanos ilustres (in Spanish) (A.F.A. Editores Importadores). p. 222. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Dan James Pantone, PhD., "The Myth of Fitzcarraldo", Iquitos News and Travel, 2004-2006



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International Business Times UK
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:59:04 -0800

This is the third time that Mashco-Piro members have reached Monte Salvado in search of food this year. Hundreds of Mashco-Piro members were slaughtered by the army of Peruvian baron Carlos Fitzcarrald in 1894. The survivors retreated to remote areas ...
 
Belfast Newsletter
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:04:10 -0800

Fitzgerald's callous exploitation of local labourers to manhandle the vessel through almost impossible terrain is a story based more or less factually on the exploits of Carlos Fitzcarrald during early 20th-century rubber boom in the Amazon Basin.

LaRepública.pe

LaRepública.pe
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:30 -0800

De esta manera, las comunidades campesinas de las provincias de Asunción, Carlos Fitzcarrald y Huari podrán ser testigos vivenciales de que la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible pueden ir de la mano mediante el aprovechamiento y uso adecuado de ...

LaRepública.pe

LaRepública.pe
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:47:30 -0800

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LaRepública.pe

LaRepública.pe
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:45:11 -0800

El 10 de diciembre último, Aldazabal reveló a la fiscalía graves irregularidades en la licitación ganada por Antalsis para el "Mejoramiento del Colegio Carlos Fitzcarrald", con un presupuesto de 25,3 millones de soles. Aldazabal ha señalado que los ...

Medical Daily

Medical Daily
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:42:01 -0700

In 1894, the tribe retreated into the rainforest after an attack by the private army of Carlos Fitzcarrald, and since then, not many outsiders have seen them. In 2012, a local guide, who had acted as a translator and in-between for the Mashco-Piro and ...

El Comercio

El Comercio
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:52:30 -0800

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