Person - Buen, Odón de (1863-1945)

Buen, Odón de (1863-1945)




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Zuera (Zaragoza, España)  1863 - 1945


Spanish naturalist that stood out as founder of the Spanish oceanography. He studied in the Faculty of Sciences of Madrid. His political concern led him to meet a very important person in his life, his mentor and later father-in-law Fernando Lozano Monter, owner of the newspaper "Las Dominicales del Libre Pensamiento", where Odón de Buen learnt to write for the public audience. Along with Lozano, he entered the masonry and embrace the ideology of the freethinking that supported his whole life.

He married Rafaela Lozano y Rey and had six children, and all of them became, like their father, doctors. Five of them were professors in universities, and four of them were "Premios Extraordinario de Licenciatura" as well as their father.

Odón was an enthusiastic scientific that wanted, just like Santiago Ramón y Cajal, to make Spain a scientific country. He was the founder and director of the "Instituto Español de Oceanografía" created in 1914.

He was professor of Natural History in the University of Barcelona between 1890 and 1991, and in the University of Madrid since 1911 until his retirement in 1933. When the Spanish Civil War started, he went to to his laboratory in Majorca, but was arrested and imprisoned for a year.

He spent the rest of the conflict in Barcelona and finally went to France and then to Mexico in 1942, where three of their sons had already arrived. He died there three years later.

Nyassa I (barco de vapor)

Date of the event: 1906 - 1951

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Zuera (Zaragoza, España) in 1863-11-18

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Zuera (Zaragoza, España) in 1863

Lugar de Defunci¾n:

Ciudad de México (México) in 1945

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Family relationships :

Lozano Rey, Rafaela (1870-1941)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

López de Heredia, Berta  - Collateral (He/She is the father-in-law/mother-in-law of)

López de Heredia, Francisca (1888-1972)  - Collateral (He/She is the father-in-law/mother-in-law of)

Lozano Montes, Fernando (1844-1935)  - Collateral (He/She is the Son-in-law/daughter-in-law of)

Lozano Rey, Luis (1879-1958)  - Collateral (He/She is my brother-in-law/sister-in-law)

Lozano Rey, Paz (1887-1964)  - Collateral (He/She is the father-in-law/mother-in-law of)

Buen Lozano, Demófilo de (1890-1946)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Buen Lozano, Eliseo de (1899-ca.1979)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Buen Lozano, Fernando de (1895-1962)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Buen Lozano, Rafael de (1891-1966)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Buen Lozano, Sadí de (1893-1936)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Buen Lozano, Víctor de (1902-?)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

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Associative relations :

Universidad Central. Facultad de Ciencias (Madrid, España)  (He/She works for)

Universidad de Barcelona (España)  (Catedrático de Historia Natural de la Universidad de Barcelona.)


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