Juan Perón

by madman on October 24, 2016

Birth Name: Juan Domingo Perón Sosa

Date of Birth: October 8, 1895

Place of Birth: Lobos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: July 1, 1974

Place of Death: Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*50% Argentinian (Spanish, possibly other)
*25% Basque
*12.5% Italian
*6.25% English and/or Welsh
*6.25% Scottish

Juan Perón was an Argentinian military officer and politician. He served as President of Argentina, from 4 June, 1946 to 21 September, 1955, and again from 12 October, 1973 to 1 July, 1974, his death. He was also Secretary of Labour and Social Security, from 1 December, 1943 to 10 October, 1945, Minister of War, from 24 February, 1944 to 10 October, 1945, and Vice President of Argentina, from 8 July, 1944 to 10 October, 1945.

President Perón was the son of Juana Salvadora (Sosa Toledo) and Mario Tomás Perón Dutey. He was married to Eva Perón and Isabel Martínez de Perón. Isabel succeeded him as President of Argentina upon his death.

President Perón’s father was of one quarter Italian, one eighth English and/or Welsh, one eighth Scottish, and one half Basque, descent. President Perón’s mother had Spanish, and possibly other, ancestry.

President Perón’s Italian roots are said to have been from Sardinia.

President Perón had evidently stated that he had Tehuelche Indigenous heritage from his mother’s side. However, this ancestry is disputed by historians.

President Perón’s paternal grandfather was Tomás Liberato Perón Hughes (the son of Tomás Mario Perón and Ann Hughes MacKenzie). President Perón’s great-grandfather Tomás was born in Genoa, Italy. Ann was born in London, England, the daughter of Stephen/Esteban Hughes, who was also born in London, and of Elizabeth/Isabel MacKenzie, who was Scottish.

President Perón’s paternal grandmother was Dominga Dutey Bergougnan (the daughter of Jean Dutey and Vicenta Bergougnan). Dominga was born in Paysandú, Uruguay, to Basque parents, from Baigorry, France.

President Perón’s maternal grandparents were Juan Ireneo Sosa Martínez and Mercedes Toledo Gauna/Gaona (the daughter of José Toledo and Victoria Gauna Piñero). Victoria was the daughter of Cándido José Gauna Espíndola and María Eugenia Pinero.

Sources: http://laprensaaustral.cl

Genealogies of Juan Perón – https://www.geni.com

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andrew August 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

President Perón had evidently stated to have Tehuelche heritage from his mother’s side. However, this ancestry is disputed by historians.


andrew October 25, 2016 at 5:27 am

President Perón is often described as having roots from the Italian region of Sardinia. It’s not clear if this accurate.

President Perón is also sometimes described as having Tehuelche Native American ancestry from his mother’s side. It’s not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.

madman October 25, 2016 at 7:03 am

I read about his Sardinian roots too, and it seems like President Perón even mentioned it himself during his lifetime. However, genealogies doesn’t go further that his great-grandfather Tomás, who was from Genova. Maybe his own parents were Sardinian.

madman October 25, 2016 at 7:05 am

I googled “juan peron sardinian” and read some articles that showed up, and they were vastly contradictory (not saying they are all credible sources, of course):

“Early investigations suggested that Giovanni Piras, a humble peasant from Mamoiada who immigrated at a very young age to South America at the turn of the century, became none other than Juan Perón.”

“Juan Perón was born in 1895 in the province of Buenos Aires to downwardly mobile petty-bourgeois parents of Sardinian descent.”

“He is said to be the great grandson of an Italian senator named Peróni, who migrated to Argentina from the island of Sardinia.”

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