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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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28 news items

INFOREGION

INFOREGION
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:56:15 -0700

“La historia de la Amazonía está llena de personajes muy interesantes, como la de Carlos Fitzcarrald quién se llamaba en realidad Isaías. Fitzcarrald cambia su nombre a Carlos en honor a un sacerdote que tenía éste nombre y que lo salvó de morir cuando ...
 
Diario de Chimbote
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:48:43 -0700

Entre ellas se encuentra la licitación ganada por la empresa “Antalsis” en la región de Madre de Dios, concerniente al "Mejoramiento del Colegio Carlos Fitzcarrald", con un presupuesto de más de 25 millones de soles. Según la investigación del fiscal ...

The Cheat Sheet

The Cheat Sheet
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:20:19 -0700

Based on true historical events surrounding Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald's attempt to transport a steam ship across an isthmus in order to access rubber, Herzog decided to make the film the hard way, even though the actual events were not ...
 
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 ...

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

Ganó el Consorcio Carlos Fitzcarrald, conformado por Antalsis y otras cinco firmas: OYM Constructores, Trameisa, Omega Constructores y Consultores, Roprucsa Contratistas Generales y WYM. Por los correos electrónicos Martín Belaunde alardea que ...

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 ...

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 ...
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