Historian Felix Luna dies at 84

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Argentine historian Félix Luna died today at the age of 84, losing a battle to a long illness, his family reported.

Luna, also a writer and university professor, was born in Buenos Aires to a family originally from La Rioja Province, in 1925. A grandfather had founded the La Rioja chapter of the newly-established centrist Radical Civic Union (UCR) in 1892, and an uncle, Pelagio Luna, had been Vice President of Argentina for President Hipólito Yrigoyen, between 1916 and 1919.

He enrolled at the University of Buenos Aires and earned a law degree in 1951. He was first published in 1954, with his biographical work, Yrigoyen.

Some of his best-known works include El 45, referring to the pivotal year 1945 in Argentina (1968), Breve Historia de Argentina and Argentina: de Perón a Lanusse, an overview of the tumultous generation between Perón's 1945 advent and 1973.

He was the founder of the history monthly Todo es Historia (It's All History), in 1967, and was honoured with numerous Konex Awards.
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