Edmundo O'Gorman

Philosopher, Author

1906 – 1995

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Who was Edmundo O'Gorman?

Edmundo O'Gorman O'Gorman was an Irish-Mexican writer, historian and philosopher.

He was the brother of architect Juan O'Gorman and the son of painter and mining engineer Cecil Crawford O'Gorman who arrived in Mexico from Ireland in 1895. He was also the grandson of Charles O'Gorman, the first British consul to Mexico City and later married a Mexican citizen. He graduated in Law from Escuela Libre de Derecho and with doctorates in Philosophy and in History from the UNAM where he was also a faculty member. He worked for the General National Archive between 1938 and 1952 and wrote several books between 1951 and 1986. He became a member of the Mexican Academy of the Spanish Language in 1969 and of the Mexican Academy of the Corresponding History of the Real of Madrid, corporation of which he became of director of from 1972 to 1987. He resigned after disagreements over concepts such as the "discovery of America", "encounter between two worlds", "cultural fusion", names he rejected and instead preferred the terms "empowerment", "domination" and others more according with history.

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Born
Nov 24, 1906
Coyoacán
Nationality
  • Mexico
Profession
Education
  • PhD, National Autonomous University of Mexico
    History
    ( - 1951)
Lived in
  • Mexico City
Died
Sep 28, 1995
Mexico City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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