Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente date of birth:

March 14, 1928

How old was Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente when died?


Where was Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente born?

Poza de la Sal, Castilla y León, Spain

When did Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente die?

March 14, 1980

What is Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente's occupation?


Short Biography

Félix Samuel Rodríguez de la Fuente (March 14, 1928 – March 14, 1980) contributed to the popularization of science, Spanish naturalist and broadcaster. He is best known for the highly successful and influential TV series, El Hombre y la Tierra (1975–1980). 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 of wolves. Rodríguez de la Fuente also served as expedition guide and photographer on safaris in Africa, lecturer and writer, and contributed greatly to environmental awareness in Spain at a time when Conservationism was unheard of in the country. His impact was not only national but also international and it is estimated that his television programs, which was broadcast in many countries, has been seen by millions. He died in Alaska while shooting a documentary about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, when the Cessna 185 aircraft carrying him along with two Spanish cameramen and the American pilot crashed, killing all on board.