María Rostworowski, Peruvian historian, Died at 100


María Rostworowski Tovar de Diez Canseco was born on August 8, 1915, and died on March 6, 2016.

She was a Peruvian historian.

She was known for her extensive and detailed publications about Peruvian Ancient Cultures and the Inca Empire.

Maria’s father was Jan Jacek Rostworowski, a Polish aristocrat, and her mother, Rita Tovar del Valle, was from Puno.

Agustín Tovar, her grandfather, was president of the Senate and an uncle, Karol Hubert Rostworowski, was a playwright.

María Rostworowski studied at various boarding schools in Poland, Belgium, France and England.

Rostworowski was a student of the Peruvian historian Raúl Porras Barrenechea at the National University of San Marcos.

Count Zygmunt Broel-Plater was her husband, a member of the Polish nobility.

The couple one daughter, Cristina Broel-Plater Rostworowski, but later divorced.

She later married Alejandro Diez-Canseco Coronel-Zegarra.

Rostworowski served as vice-president of The National Academy of History (Academia Nacional de Historia), as director of National Museum of History from 1975 to 1980, and was a principal resident scholar at the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) in Lima.

María Rostworowski passed away at 100 yrs old.