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BIOGRAPHY OF SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL By Carmen López - 2º B
He was born 1st May of 1852 in Navarra. He is the son of Justo Ramón Casasús y Antonia Cajal.
He moved around different towns in Aragon with his father, who was a surgeon. He was a little naughty and rebel but he was very intelligent. He studied primary education in a monks school and after that he studied at Huesca’s High School.
Since he was a boy he liked arts, especially drawing, but his father wanted his son to be like him, a surgeon. He made a drawing of his discovery of the neurons.
He graduated in medicine, in June of 1863. He was a doctor in the battle of Cuba between (1873-1875). July 19th he married Silveria Fañanás García.
And he had seven children: Santiago, Felina, Pabla Vicenta, Enriqueta, Jorge, Pilar and Luis Ramón y Cajal Fañanás, but Santiago and Enriqueta died before him.
Ramón y Cajal died in 1934 when he was 82 years old and his wife died in 1930. In Pamplona there is a statue on his honour near the hospital.
In 1906 he won a Nobel Price in Physiology and Medicine with an Italian doctor called Camillo Golgi. The 150 anniversary of his birth was celebrated in Aragon in 2002. There are several hospitals named after him on his honour.