Birth Name: Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira
Date of Birth: September 12, 1902
Place of Birth: Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Date of Death: August 22, 1976
Place of Death: Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*87.5% Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other]
Juscelino Kubitschek was a Brazilian politician. A member of the Social Democratic Party, he served as President of Brazil, from 31 January, 1956 to 31 January, 1961. He was previously the 23rd Mayor of Belo Horizonte, from 23 October, 1940 to 30 October, 1945, and the 22nd Governor of Minas Gerais, from 31 January, 1951 to 31 March, 1955, among other duties.
President Kubitschek was the son of Júlia (Kubitschek) and João César de Oliveira. His maternal great-grandfather was Bohemian [Czech], and was also said to have Romani ancestry. The remainder of President Kubitschek’s ancestry was Colonial Brazilian [Portuguese]. He was married to charity worker Sarah Kubitschek, with whom he had two children.
President Kubitschek’s paternal grandfather was Teófilo Gomes de Oliveira (the son of Emília Longuinha da Costa).
President Kubitschek’s paternal grandmother was Eufrosina Leonardo Ribeiro (the daughter of Leonardo Ribeiro).
President Kubitschek’s maternal grandfather was Augusto Elias Kubitschek (the son of Jan Nepomuscky Kubitschek and Teresa Maria de Jesus de Aguilar). Jan was born in South Bohemia, Czech Republic (sometimes cited as Třeboň), and immigrated to Diamantina, Minas Gerais, in 1823. He was nicknamed João Alemão, meaning “German John” in Portuguese. There are claims that Jan Nepomuscky Kubitschek was of Romani ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.
President Kubitschek’s maternal grandmother was named Maria Joaquina Coelho.
Sources: Statement about President Kubitschek having Romani ancestry – https://www.terra.com.br
Information about President Kubitschek’s maternal great-grandfather, Jan Nepomuscky Kubitschek (in Czech) – http://www.mzv.cz