Birth Name: Carlos Matute Loyzaga
Date of Birth: August 29, 1930
Place of Birth: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Date of Death: January 27, 2016
Place of Death: San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ethnicity: Filipino [Tagalog], Spanish [Andalusian, Cantabrian], Basque
Carlos Loyzaga was a Filipino basketball player and coach. He is considered the greatest Filipino basketball player of all time. He was the son of Joaquín de Loyzaga y Martínez (or Joaquín Martínez de Loyzaga in Filipino) and Carmen Matute y López (or Carmen López Matute in Filipino). He was married to Victoria Fourdinier “Vicky” Cuerva, until his death, with whom he had five children. His grandson is actor and model Diego Loyzaga.
The surname Loyzaga is of Basque origin.
Carlos’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Martín de Loyzaga.
Carlos’ paternal grandfather was José Antonio Eugenio de Loyzaga y Ageo (the son of Joaquín de Loyzaga y García-Gastón and María del Carmen Ageo y Escalante, or María del Carmen Escalante Ageo in Filipino). Joaquín was a Spanish merchant, from Cádiz, Cádiz, and was the son of Pablo José de Loyzaga and Juana García Gastón. Carmen was the daughter of Juan Crisóstomo Ageo y Jado, who was from Portugalete, Biscay, Spain, and of Francisca Escalante de Lanz y Aranaz, whose own father, Juan Nepomuceno Escalante y Lasso de la Vega, was a Spanish official, from Jaén, Jaén.
Carlos’ paternal grandmother was María de la Luz Martínez y Vial (the daughter of Pedro María Martínez y Garde and Juliana Vial y Daza). Luz was a Spanish expatriate, from Cádiz, Cádiz. Pedro was from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, and was the son of Gregorio José Martínez Martínez and María Prudencia Garde Gastelu. Juliana was the daughter of Juan Vial y Bacaro and María de la Aurora Daza y Caballero.
Carlos’ maternal grandfather was Manuel Matute y Amasa (the son of parents surnamed Matute and Amasa).
Carlos’ maternal grandmother was María Luisa López y Seguerra (the daughter of parents surnamed López and Seguerra).
Sources: Genealogy of Carlos Loyzaga (through Carlos’ brother) – https://www.myheritage.com
Birth record of Carlos Loyzaga – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Carlos’ mother – http://filipinosgone2ellis-island.tripod.com
Marriage record of Carlos’ mother – https://familysearch.org