Caillet Bois, Ricardo (1903–1977)

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Caillet Bois, Ricardo (1903–1977)

Ricardo Caillet Bois was one of the best known figures of twentieth-century Argentine historiography. He studied history at the National Institute of Secondary Education and served as a professor in the School of Liberal Arts of the University of Buenos Aires, in the National Institute of Secondary Education, and in the Buenos Aires National College. He was one of the favorite disciples of Emilio Ravignani, whom he supported in many professional enterprises. He was also one of the central figures of the so-called New School of History. Like Ravignani, he was forced to leave the university environment during Juan Domingo Perón's first period.

After the fall of the Perón government in 1955, Bois was named director of the Institute of Historic Research of the Liberal Arts School, known from then on as the E. Ravignani Institute of Argentine and American History. He was a member of the National Academy of History and served as its president from 1970 to 1972, and he was also president of the National Council of Education. Among his most important works are "Ensayo sobre el Río de la Plata y la Revolución Francesa" (1959; Essay on the La Plata River region and the French Revolution) and "Las Islas Malvinas" (1953; The Malvinas Islands).

See alsoPerón, Juan Domingo .


Barcala de Moyano, Graciela G. Bibliografía del Doctor Ricardo R. Caillet-Bois. Buenos Aires: Academia Nacional de la Historia, 1982.

                                Pablo Buchbinder