Peruvian naturalist scientist, philosopher, and teacher José Sebastián Barranca Lovera were born on January 20th, 1830, in Acarí, a small town located in the Caravelí province, Arequipa department. He was the founding president of the Sciences National Academy from Peru on August 6th, 1938.
He was born into a humble family, but he always stood out for his innate ability for Mathematics and Science. Likewise, he mastered various languages such as Latin, Greek, Quechua; and translated «The Eneida» into Spanish. He began his professional training at the San Carlos Convict, however, he could not finish. Later he entered the San Fernando Medical College and was endorsed and instructed by the famous Cayetano Heredia to finish his training.