Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente

TV Personality

1928 – 1980

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Who was Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente?

Félix Samuel Rodríguez de la Fuente was a Spanish naturalist and broadcaster. He is best known for the highly successful and influential TV series El Hombre y la Tierra. Degree in medicine and self-taught in biology, he was a multifaceted charismatic figure whose influence has endured despite the passing years. His knowledge covered areas such as falconry and ethology, emphasizing the study and living with wolves. Rodríguez de la Fuente also served as expedition guide, photo safaris in Africa, lecturer and writer, and contribute greatly to environmental awareness in Spain at a time when Conservationism was unheard of in the country. Its impact was not only nationally but also internationally and it is estimated that their television series, broadcast in many countries and in full force today, have been seen by several hundred million people. He died in Alaska while shooting a documentary about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, when the Cessna 185 aircraft carrying him, two Spanish cameramen and the American pilot crashed, killing all on board.

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Born
Mar 14, 1928
Poza de la Sal
Nationality
  • Spain
Education
  • University of Valladolid
Died
Mar 14, 1980
Shaktoolik
Resting place
Burgos

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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