Candido Rondon

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Birthday
5, 1865
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Jan 19, 1958 (92)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1865
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Jan 19, 1958 (92)

About

Amazon explorer who spent his life protecting the area's indigenous people.

Before Fame

He became an army engineer and worked on infrastructure in the state of Mato Grosso.

Trivia

It was working to extend telegraph lines into the Amazon that encouraged him to explore the wilderness.

Family Life

His father was Portuguese and his mother was native Brazilian.

Associated With

In 1914, he accompanied a young Theodore Roosevelt to explore a river he discovered.