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Anacleto del Rosario

Deceased Person

Anacleto del Rosario (born on 13 July 1860 at Santa Cruz, Manila – died on 2 May 1895) was a leading chemist in the Philippines during the Spanish era in Philippine history. Regarded as the "Father of Philippine Science and Laboratory", del Rosario invented the formula for producing a pure kind of alcohol from tuba in a nipa palm. This formula won for del Rosario the first prize during the World Fair in Paris, France in 1881. Del Rosario extracted castor oil from the palma christi, literally the "palm of Christ" (castor bean), a native plant in the Philippines.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1860-07-13
Place of birth
Santa Cruz, Manila

Death

Date of death
1895-05-02

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