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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811–1888)

Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino (särm-yen’tō). President of the Argentine Republic, and educational writer; born in San Juan, PR, Feb. 15, 1811; died in Asuncion, Paraguay, Sept. 11, 1888. During 1845–47 he visited Europe and the United States to study the system of primary schools, making the acquaintance of Cobden, Guizot, Humboldt, and Horace Mann; under the influence of the last he wrote ‘Popular Education,’ published (1848) by the Chilian government. Other important works are: ‘Life of Lincoln’ (1866), and ‘The Schools the Foundation of Well-Being in the United States’ (1868); ‘Life in the Argentine Republic in the Time of the Tyrants’ (1868).