Francisco Rivera Ordóñez
Birth Name: Francisco de Asís Rivera Ordóñez
Place of Birth: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Date of Birth: 3 January, 1974
Ethnicity: Spanish [including Andalusian and Castilian], as well as one quarter Romani
Francisco Rivera Ordóñez, previously titled The Duke of Montoro, and also known as Fran Rivera, is a Spanish bullfighter. He was awarded the Fine Arts medal by the Culture Ministry of Spain, a coveted bullfighting prize.
Francisco is the son of the Spanish bullfighter Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Pérez, and Carmen “Carmina” Cayetana Ordóñez González. He is married to Lourdes Beatriz Montes Parejo. He has a daughter with his former wife, Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro, and a daughter with Lourdes.
Francisco’s paternal grandparents were Antonio Rivera Alvarado, born in Barbate, Cádiz, and Agustina Pérez Núñez, born in Tarifa, Cádiz.
Francisco’s maternal grandfather was the Spanish bullfighter Antonio Ordóñez Araujo, born in Ronda, Málaga (the son of Cayetano Ordóñez Aguilera and Consuelo Araujo de los Reyes). Cayetano was a Spanish bullfighter. Consuelo was Romani, the daughter of María del Coral de los Reyes Lucena.
Francisco’s maternal grandmother was Carmen “Carmina” González Lucas (the daughter of Domingo González Mateos and María Gracia Lucas Llorente). Domingo was the son of Alejandro Cruz González and Pilar Mateos. María Gracia was Romani, from Tijola, Almería, and was the daughter of José Lucas and Dolores Llorente.