Brenes, Alberto Manuel, 1870-1948

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Biographical History

Alberto Brenes (1870 - 1948) was a botanist, with an interest in orchids. He was born in San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. He studied at Horacio Mann College and later the Liceo of Costa Rica where he studied natural sciences, focusing on botany. He was awarded a scholarship in 1890 to study in Europe, and spent a year at the University of Lausanne. He stayed in Europe and spent the next six years studying at the University of Geneva. In 1898 he returned to Costa Rica where he became a botany lecturer in the School of Pharmacy. 1903-1910, Brenes was a professor at the College of San Luis Gonzaga and taught in a variety of natural history disciplines including mineralogy, zoology, and botany. Brenes became head of botany at the National Museum of Costa Rica in 1920 and remained in the position until retiring in 1939. Brenes returned to San Ramón after his retirement.

Source

  • JSTOR Global Plants. Brenes Mora, Alberto Manuel (1870-1948).Retrieve July 30, 2013 from http://plants.jstor.org/person/bm000009736
  • Ortiz Ortiz, F.. (2002). "Perfil de Don Alberto Brenes Mora". Brenesia. 57-58, 19-24.
  • Sánchez Porras, R. (2002). "Pionero de la biología en Costa Rica Manuel Alberto Brenes Brenes (1870-1948)". Brenesia 57-58, 7-18.

Birth Date

1870

Death Date

1948

Topic

Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Botanists