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Mayor Zaragoza, Federico

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Biochemist


1934 - Born in Barcelona. Federico Mayor Zaragoza is a biochemist, the President and promoter of the Fundación para una Cultura de Paz (Foundation for a Culture of Peace) and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

1974 - Was a Professor of Biochemistry before he moved into Government.

1987 - He became the Director-General of UNESCO.

1998 - Declared an ‘Illustrious Guest of Quito’.

         - Awarded with the Medal of the Republic of Egypt.

1999 - Retired to create his Foundation for a Culture of Peace.

         - Received the Peace Prize granted by the Association for the United Nations in Spain; the Khalil Gibran ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Peace Award and Simón Peres Peace Award.

2001 - Recipient of the Portapaz Award.


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