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Friedrich Katz

Born: Jun 13, 1927

Death: Oct 16, 2010

Birthplace: Vienna

Nationality: Austria

Friedrich Katz

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1927
Date of Death : Oct 16, 2010
Birth Place : Vienna

C. Friedrich Katz was an Austrian-born anthropologist and historian specialized in 19th and 20th century history of Latin America; particularly, in the Mexican Revolution. He served as co-director of the Mexican Studies Program at the University of Chicago, co-received the 1999 Bolton Prize for the best English-language book on Latin American History by The Conference on Latin American History and was honored with the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Government of Mexico. He also won the 2000 Bryce Wood Book Award presented by the Latin American Studies Association for outstanding English-language book in the humanities and social sciences for his book The Life and Times of Pancho Villa. The American Historical Association has created a book prize in honor of Friedrich Katz.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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