Paraguayan Naval officer and ship builder who played a vital role in the Chaco War fought between Bolivia and Paraguay.
He attended the Colegio Nacional at Asunción.
He is perhaps best known for designing and building gun boats that were used in the Chaco War.
His father was a Genoese ship owner and his mother was from Argentina.
He was invaluable to his nation's military like George Patton was to the United States.