Zambrano, Luis

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Zambrano, Luis Gender: M
born on 1 May 1901 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Bailadores, Venezuela, 8n15, 71w50
Timezone LST m66w55 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°11' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°08 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 29°46'

Luis Zambrano
photo: César Omaña, license gfdl


Self-taught inventor and mechanic from Mérida, Venezuela.

He left formal education after the fourth year of primary school, but soon began to develop an interest in mechanics, enjoying discovering for himself the speed ratios produced by connecting oranges of different diameters and rotating them by means of jets of water. These toys lead him to consider new challenges and discover of physical principles in practical ways.

In his Valle Nuevo workshop in the village of Mariño de Bailadores, he empirically and intuitively learned enough about electricity and mechanics to allow him to create about 50 inventions, some of which were commissions, such as a strawberry-peeling machine and a sieve for categorising garlic, and numerous improvements to various different machines, despite having lost his right hand to a saw in an accident in 1977.

He was a mechanical genius.

He died 15 August 1990

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes the biography

Luis Zambrano: Tecnólogo Popular

de Eduardo Planchart Licea

Tercera edición, septiembre de 2012


  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical