Francisco Varela

Francisco Varela bio

Birth Name: Francisco Varela

Occupation: Philosopher

Place Of Birth: Chile

Date Of Birth: September 7, 1946

Date Of Death: May 28, 2001

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Chilean

Francisco Varela was born on the 7th of September, 1946. He was popular for being a Philosopher. Philosopher and academic best remembered for co-founding the Mind and Life Institute headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Francisco Varela was born in Chile. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in biology with his thesis titled Insect Retinas: Information processing in the compound eye and supervised by Torsten Wiesel. He became a Tibetan Buddhist during the 1970s. He pioneered the biological concept of autopoiesis.

Francisco Varela was a Virgo and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Francisco Varela was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Francisco Varela is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Francisco Varela’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Francisco Varela’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Francisco Varela kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Francisco Varela was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Francisco Varela
NICKNAME: Francisco
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Francisco Varela was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Francisco Varela was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Francisco Varela had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Francisco Varela’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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