Rodríguez de la Fuente, Félix

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Rodríguez de la Fuente, Félix Gender: M
Félix Samuel Rodríguez de la Fuente
born on 14 March 1928 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Poza de la Sal, Spain, 42n40, 3w30
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Estadella
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°43' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°38 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°52'


Spanish naturalist and broadcaster. He is best known for the highly successful and influential TV series, El Hombre y la Tierra (1974–1980). A graduate in medicine and self-taught in biology, he was a multifaceted charismatic figure whose influence has endured despite the passing years. In 1960, he became one of King Saud of Arabia's personal falconers after impressing the Saudi Government with two attractive specimens on behalf of Franco, which allowed him to become popular and produce his first documentary programme, Señores del espacio (1965). 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. He has thus been credited as "the father of environmentalism" in Spain. His impact was not only national but also international and it is estimated that his television programmes, which were broadcast in many countries, have been seen by millions.

He died in Alaska on 14 March 1980 the day he turned 52, 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Starkman quotes carta-natal, [1] quoting Lourdes Munoz, original source is unknown.

Juan Estadella add: I asked Lourdes Munoz and she replied: "The time of birth was given to me by his daughter Odile... she very kindly replied that he was born at 1:00 PM" There is no doubt that she got the birth time from the local registery office.


  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Personal : Death : Accidental
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Science : Biology