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.