Birth Name: Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez
Date of Birth: March 6, 1927
Place of Birth: Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia
Date of Death: April 17, 2014
Place of Death: Mexico City, Mexico
Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish, possibly other)
Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and journalist. He was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Gabriel was the son of Luisa Santiaga Márquez Iguarán and Gabriel Eligio Garcia, a pharmacist. He was married to Mercedes Raquel Barcha Pardo.
Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Gabriel Martínez (the son of Leandro Garrido Piñeres and Sotera Martínez).
Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Argemira García Paternina (the daughter of Aminadab García Gordon and María de los Ángeles Paternina Bustamante). Aminadab was the son of Félix del Socorro García Acuña and Vicenta Gordon. María de los Ángeles was the daughter of Evangelista Paternina and María Celedonia Bustamante.
Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Nicolás Ricardo Márquez Mejía (the son of Nicolás del Carmen Márquez Hernández and Luisa Josefa Mejía Vidal). Gabriel’s great-grandfather Nicolás was born in Spain, the son of Nicolás del Carmen Hernández and Juana Hernández. Luisa was the daughter of Juan de la Cruz Mejía and Felisa Josefa Vidal.
Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Tranquilina Iguarán (the daughter of Agustín Cotes and Rosa Antonia Iguarán Hernández). Rosa was the daughter of Blas Iguarán and Juana Hernández.
Sources: Genealogies of Gabriel García Márquez – https://www.geni.com