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BRIONES QUIROZ, Félix. Los inmigrantes franceses y la viticultura en Chile: El caso de René F. Le Feuvre. Universum [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.2, pp.126-136. ISSN 0718-2376.

During the second half of the 19th century, many French contributed to the consolidation of French vitiviniculture in Central Chile.  Private vineyard owners hired them to develop the new vineyards, while the Chilean government hired diverse agricultural and vitiviniculture specialists.  Additionally, some French became vineyard, contributing to its divulgation in Chile. From the perspective of new vitiviniculture, one of the most important French specialists was René F. Le Feuvre, who was hired in 1873 by the Chilean government as teacher and director of the Agricultural Institute (Instituto Agrícola), part of the Quinta Normal de Agricultura in the city of Santiago.  Le Feuvre remained at the Agricultural Institute until 1903, when he officially retired. In addition to teaching new vitiviniculture, Le Feuvre also published numerous articles, visited vineyards in Chile, and completed research study missions outside of Chile.  At the same time, he belonged to the National Society of Viticulturers and was owner of 3-hectare vineyard in the Region of Quillota

Palabras clave : French; Viticulture; Central Chile.

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