Person - Caro Baroja, Julio (1914-1995)

Caro Baroja, Julio (1914-1995)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1914-11-13 - Bera (Navarra, España)  1995-08-18


Spanish anthropologist and historian. Nephew of the novelist Pío Baroja and of the painter and writer Ricardo Baroja. Son of the editor Rafael Caro Raggio and of Carmen Baroja, brother of the director and scriptwriter Pío Caro Baroja.

He obtained his doctorate in Ancient History from the University of Madrid. He was director of the Museum of the Spanish Village of Madrid.

Born in Madrid on the 13th November, 1914, he passed away on the 18th August, 1995. He obtained with extraordinary grade the academic achievements of his Bachelor’s degree and doctorate (1940) in Ancient History, following, among others, the courses of Obermaier. He also worked in his doctoral thesis about the ancient religious in Spain, which is still unpublished. Before he could fully dedicate himself to his research activity, Caro Baroja had to work as a translator and proofreader, he even wrote up files of philology for the British Institute of Madrid.

After the publication of his first book, in 1941, Caro Baroja was appointed, in 1944, director of the Museum of the Spanish Village, position in which he will continue until 1954. In 1951 he studied Anthropology and Ethnology in the United States and worked at the Smithsonian Institution of Washington; the following year he kept working at the Institute of Social Anthropology of Oxford and, later, back in Spain, he studied about the villages of the Spanish Sahara.


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Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1914-11-13

Lugar de Defunción:

Bera (Navarra, España) in 1995-08-18

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Ateneo de Madrid (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

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Baroja, Pío (1872-1956)  - Collateral (He/She is the nephew/niece of)

Caro Baroja, Pio (1928-2015)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)


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