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Casa Natal de Sarmiento (Sarmiento's Birthplace)

Casa Natal de Sarmiento (Sarmiento's Birthplace) Review

The Casa Natal de Sarmiento is where Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811–88) was born. Known in Argentina as the Father of Education (he believed that public education was the right of every citizen), he was a prolific writer and a skilled diplomat. He served as senator of San Juan province in 1857, as governor in 1862, and eventually became president of the nation from 1869 to 1874. During this time he passed laws establishing public education in Argentina. (Just be cautious bringing up Sarmiento's ideas for ceding sections of Patagonia to Chile if you're around any serious Sarmiento enthusiasts). This house was the first National Historic Landmark declared in Argentina. Hours vary by season, so call ahead of your visit.

Updated: 11-23-2011

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