Fernandini, Eulogio E. (1860–1947)

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Fernandini, Eulogio E. (1860–1947)

Eulogio E. Fernandini (b. 13 September 1860; d. 24 December 1947), a pioneering Peruvian mine owner and cattleman who upgraded his mining operations during the copper boom of 1897–1898. Importing an entire mill in parts on muleback, he built a highly modern smelter. Like his peers, he relied on local capital and initiatives. When copper prices and technology attracted foreign investment, Fernandini fought to maintain his independence, but Cerro de Pasco Corporation drove out local business. Cerro spent massively on improvements and government contracts. By World War I, Fernandini was a minor shareholder in Cerro, to which he supplied food. In the 1920s and 1930s he turned to gold mining in the Andes.

See alsoMining: Modern .


Rosemary Thorp and Geoffrey Bertram, Peru, 1890–1977: Growth and Policy in an Open Economy (1978).

Florencia E. Mallon, The Defense of Community in Peru's Central Highlands (1983), esp. pp. 136-137, 172-173.

Additional Bibliography

Clayton, Lawrence. Peru and the United States: The Condor and the Eagle. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1999.

Mallon, Florencia. Peasant and Nation: The Making of Postcolonial Mexico and Peru. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

O'Brien, Thomas F. The Revolutionary Mission: American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900–1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

                                   Vincent Peloso

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