Antonio Núñez Jiménez

20-APR-1923 - 13-SEP-1998

Antonio Núñez Jiménez. Public Domain.
Antonio Núñez Jiménez with Che Guevara and his daughter Hilda, 4 years old, in 1960. Public Domain.
Antonio Núñez Jiménez on the memorial march in Havana on 5 May 1960, for the victims of the La Coubre freight ship explosion. Public Domain.


20-APR-1923 born in Alquízar, Havana Province.
1950 received his first doctorate from the University of Havana.
195? received his second from doctorate the Lomonosov University of Moscow.
1954 wrote Geography of Cuba.
1954 led the first expedition to the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás.
1958 awarded the Certificate of Merit of the NSS for his exploration and study of Cuban caves.
1961 became Minister of Agrarian Reform.
1984 the Escuela Nacional de Speleologia founded in the in the Pinar del Rio province and dedicated to him.
13-SEP-1998 died.