Erro, Luis Enrique

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Erro, Luis Enrique Gender: M
Luis Enrique Erro Soler
born on 7 January 1897 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Chalco, Mexico, 19n16, 98w54
Timezone LMT m98w54 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°36 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 10°24'

Luis Enrique Erro
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Mexican astronomer, politician, and educational reformer, he was head of the Department of Technical Education until 1934. While in that position he revamped Mexico’s system of technical education in 1932, when he established the Advanced School of Mechanical Engineers and Electricians (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Mecánicos y Electricistas) and the Advanced School of Construction (Escuela Superior de Construcción). He also helped create the National Polytechnic Institute in 1936. He was the President of the Chamber of Deputies in 1918.

In 1940, he was invited to become a member of the administration of President Manuel Ávila Camacho, with whom he collaborated on a project to build an observatory in Tonantzintla, Puebla, where there existed atmospheric conditions favorable for astronomical studies. He renounced his post as director of this observatory in 1947 and returned to Mexico City, where he dedicated himself to writing articles on astronomy for the newspaper Excélsior. As an amateur astronomer, he is also noted for his study of southern variable stars.

Due to a heart condition, he was interned for several weeks, during which time he wrote a novel, Los pies descalzos ("Bare feet"), which concerns Emiliano Zapata. Soon after completing this work, he died on 18 January 1955, aged 58, in Mexico City. Planetario Luis Enrique Erro, in Mexico City, is named after him, as is lunar crater Erro.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Reformer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction