Iván Duque Márquez

by Manila on June 18, 2018

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Birth: 1 August, 1976

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Basque, Catalan, Galician, as well as small amount of African, and Indigenous [Muisca and Tahamí]), as well as remote French, Indigenous Ecuadorian [Quechua], Italian [including Sicilian], and Portuguese

Iván Duque Márquez is a Colombian lawyer and politician. He is the President-elect of Colombia, set to assume office on 7 August, 2018. He was a member of the Senate of Colombia, from 20 July, 2014 to 10 April, 2018.

His father, Iván Duque Escobar, was a lawyer, journalist, and politician. His mother, Juliana Márquez Tono, is a political scientist.

President-elect Duque is married to María Juliana “Maju” Ruiz Sandoval, with whom he has three children.

President-elect Duque’s paternal grandfather was Abdón Duque Villegas (the son of Genaro Duque Monsalve and Ana Rosa Villegas Celis). Genaro was the son of Abdón Duque and Rosa Monsalve Gómez. Ana Rosa was the daughter of Juan Nepomuceno Villegas Ramírez and Paulina Celis Montoya.

President-elect Duque’s paternal grandmother was Carolina Escobar Sanín (the daughter of Ricardo Escobar Jaramillo and Eva Sanín Arango). Ricardo was the son of Daniel Escobar Ruiz and Mercedes Jaramillo Álvarez. Eva was the daughter of Ricardo Sanín Cambas and Beatriz Arango Cadavid.

President-elect Duque’s maternal grandfather was Hernando Márquez Arbeláez (the son of Adolfo Márquez Villegas and María Arbeláez Vélez). Hernando was born in Ibagué, Tolima. Adolfo was the son of Ancízar Márquez Ceballos and María Dolores Faustina Villegas González. President-elect Duque’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Jesús Arbeláez Echeverri and Inés Vélez Upegui.

President-elect Duque’s maternal grandmother was Stella Tono Caicedo (the daughter of Antonio Tono de la Espriella and María de la Luz Caicedo Buenaventura). Stella was born in Cartagena, Bolívar. Antonio was the son of Augusto Tono Macía and Rosa de la Espriella Abadía. Luz was the daughter of Gentil Caicedo Montealegre and Ana Joaquina de Jesús Buenaventura Durán.

President-elect Duque’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Lucrecia Galindo.

Sources: Genealogies of Iván Duque Márquez

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Ana Torroja

by eiifun on May 27, 2018

Birth Name: Ana Torroja Fungairiño

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 28 December, 1959

Ethnicity: Catalan, Spanish, some Galician

Ana Torroja is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She was the lead single of the band Mecano.

Ana was the daughter of José Antonio Torroja Cavanillas and Marial del Carmen Fungairiño Bringas.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Eduardo Torroja Miret (the son of Eduardo Torroja Caballé and María de las Mercedes Miret Salesas). Eduardo was the son of Juan Torroja and Josefa Caballé.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was named Carmen Cabanillas Prósper.


Mercedes Milá

by eiifun on May 21, 2018

Birth Name: María de las Mercedes Milá Mencos

Place of Birth: Espulgas de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain

Date of Birth: April 5, 1951

Ethnicity: Catalan, as well as smaller amounts of Spanish, Basque, with distant French and Italian

Mercedes Milá is a Spanish television presenter and journalist. She is principally known for appearing on the series Gran Hermano, the Spanish version of Big Brother.

Mila is the daughter of Jose Luis Milá Sagnier and Mercedes Mencos Bosch.

Mila’s paternal grandfather was José María Milá Camps (the son of José María Milá Pi and María del Carmen Camps Pujol). Maria del Carmen was the daughter of Miguel Camps and Madrona Pujol Baucis.

Mila’s paternal grandmother was Montserrat Sagnier Costa (the daughter of Leopoldo Sagnier Villavecchia and Paulina Costa Vila). Leopoldo was the son of Luis Sagnier Nadal and Clementina Villavecchia Busquets.

Mila’s maternal grandfather was Manuel Mencos Ezpeleta (the son of Manuel Mencos Ezpeleta and María Ezpeleta Samaniego). Manuel’s parents were Joaquín Ignacio Mencos Manso de Zúñiga and María del Pilar Ezpeleta Aguirre-Zuazo. María was the daughter of José María Ezpeleta Aguirre-Zuazo and María de la Soledad Samaniego Asper de Neoburg.

Mila’s maternal grandmother was Mercedes Bosch Catarinéu (the daughter of Rómulo Bosch Alsina and Ángeles Catarinéu Ferrán). Rómulo was the son of Félix Bosch Pausas and Mercedes Alsina Costas. Ángeles was the daughter of Ramón Catarinéu Castells and Francisca Ferrán Dalmases.


Sebastián Yatra

by Manila on February 19, 2018

Birth Name: Sebastián Obando Giraldo

Place of Birth: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1994

Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian), Basque, Galician, possibly Catalan, remote African and Indigenous (Muisca and Tahamí)], remote French, Indigenous Peruvian (Quechua), Italian, and Portuguese (including Azorean)

Sebastián Yatra is a Colombian singer and songwriter.

He is the son of Aníbal Obando Agudelo and María Adelaida Giraldo Moreno.

Sebastián’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Félix María Obando.

Sebastián’s paternal grandfather was Roberto Aníbal Obando Echeverri (the son of Roberto Obando Cardona and María del Rosario Echeverri Elejalde). Roberto was the son of Jorge Obando Ocampo and Juana Cardona Cardona. Rosario was the daughter of Cipriani Echeverri Mejía and Rosaura Elejalde Echeverri.

Sebastián’s paternal grandmother was Cruz Helena Ceferina Agudelo Restrepo (the daughter of Luis Alfonso Agudelo Correa and Josefa Restrepo Restrepo). Luis was the son of Manuel Antonio Agudelo Pérez and Josefa Maria Correa Estrada. Josefina was the daughter of Mauro de Jesús Restrepo Toro and Ana de Jesús Restrepo Restrepo.

Sebastián’s maternal grandfather was Mario Augusto Giraldo Henao (the son of Modesto Giraldo Hoyos and María Henao Giraldo). Modesto was the son of Heliodoro Giraldo Betancur and Trinidad Hoyos Betancur. Sebastián’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Crispiniano Henao Zapata and Bárbara Giraldo Ceballos.

Sebastián’s maternal grandmother was Flora Elena Moreno Londoño (the daughter of Silverio Ernesto Moreno Aristizábal and Lucía Paulina Londoño Mesa). Ernesto was the son of Francisco Luis “Colís” Moreno Ramírez and Ana Julia de las Mercedes Aristizábal Gómez. Lucía was the daughter of Paulino Londoño Londoño and Ana Lucía Mesa González.

Sebastián’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his thirteenth great-grandmother, María Ortiz.

Sources: Genealogies of Sebastián Yatra – (focusing on his father’s side)

Genealogies of Sebastián’s paternal great-grandmother, María del Rosario Echeverri Elejalde –


Oriol Junqueras

by Manila on February 4, 2018

Birth Name: Oriol Junqueras i Vies

Place of Birth: Sant Andreu de Palomar, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1969

Ethnicity: Catalan

Oriol Junqueras is a Spanish historian and politician. He was the Vice President of Catalonia, from 14 January, 2016 to 28 October, 2017. He has also served as the Minister of Economy and Finance in Catalonia, from 14 January, 2016 to 27 October, 2017, a member of the European Parliament for Spain, from 7 June, 2009 to 16 January, 2012, and a Mayor of Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona, from 11 June, 2011 to 23 December, 2015.

His father, Artur Junqueras i Esteve, was a high school teacher, also from Sant Andreu de Palomar. He is pictured here. His mother, whose surname is Vies, was a nurse.

Oriol is married to Neus Bramona, with whom he has two children.

Oriol’s paternal grandparents were a man surnamed Junqueras and Berta Esteve i Saldrigues (the daughter of parents surnamed Esteve and Saldrigues).

Source: Death announcement of Oriol’s paternal grandmother, Berta Esteve i Saldrigues –