Manuel L. Quezon

by Manila on October 4, 2017

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina

Date of Birth: August 19, 1877

Place of Birth: Baler, El Príncipe (now Aurora), Philippines

Date of Death: August 1, 1944

Place of Death: Saranac Lake, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Filipino (Tagalog), some Chinese and Spanish (Extremaduran)

Manuel L. Quezon was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician. He served as the 2nd President of the Philippines, from November 15, 1935 to August 1, 1944, his death.

Former President Quezon’s father, Lucio Quezon, was a soldier, from Dilao (now Paco), Manila, and was of part Chinese descent. Former President Quezon’s mother, María Dolores Molina, was a Spanish mestiza, also from Baler.

President Quezon was married to his first cousin, Aurora Antonia Aragón y Molina (or Aurora Antonia Molina Aragón in Filipino), with whom he had four children.

President Quezon’s paternal grandparents were likely Estanislao Quezon and Anastacia Vélez y Montes (or Anastacia Montes Vélez in Filipino).

President Quezon’s maternal grandfather was José Eusebio Urbina de Esparragosa (the son of Pedro Antonio Hermenegildo Urbina Morales and María de los Dolore). José was a Spanish Franciscan friar, from Esparragosa de la Serena, Badajoz. Pedro was the son of Cándido Urbina Blázquez and Isabel María Morales Blázquez. María was a foundling. Owing that José’s mother had no surname, he took the family name based on his hometown.

President Quezon’s maternal grandmother was Brígida Molina. Brígida was Filipina.

Sources: Genealogy of Manuel L. Quezon – https://www.geni.com

Infoaamtion about Manuel’s maternal grandfather, José Eusebio Urbina de Esparragosa – https://www.facebook.com

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Alberto Contador

by andrew on August 11, 2017

Alberto Contador and Macarena Pescador – Tour de France Winner Alberto Contador Marries Macarena Pescador in Madrid on November 5, 2011 – Pinto – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alberto Javier Contador Velasco

Place of Birth: Pinto, Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 6 December, 1982

Ethnicity: Spanish

Alberto Contador is a Spanish professional cyclist.

Alberto is the son of Francisco Contador and Francisca Velasco. His family has roots in Barcarrota, Extremadura, Spain.

Alberto’s paternal grandparents are Abelardo Contador and María

Alberto’s maternal grandparents are Paco Velasco and Celestina

Source: http://www.elperiodicoextremadura.com


Oscar de la Renta

by stlucas on December 4, 2016


Birth Name: Oscar Arístides Renta Fiallo

Place of Birth: July 22, 1932

Date of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date of Death: October 20, 2014

Place of Death: Kent, Connecticut, U.S

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rican, Spanish (Extremaduran, Castilian)

Oscar de la Renta was a Dominican-American fashion designer. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to a Dominican mother, Carmen Maria Antonia Fiallo Pérez, and a Puerto Rican father, Oscar Avelino Renta Negrón.

Oscar’s paternal grandparents were Juan José Renta López and Antonia López Meletiche.

On his father’s side, his ancestors Rodrigo Ortiz y Vélez and Juan Miguel Sánchez Ortiz were born in the Spanish municipalities of Almendralejo, Extremadura, and Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, respectively, making Oscar 1/4096 Extremaduran Spanish and 1/8192 Castilian/Murcian Spanish.

Oscar’s maternal grandparents were Johanna Peres Yarloop and Juan Jamon Rodriguez Fiallo (the son of José Alfonso Rodriguez Aguirre and Anacleta Fiallo Nobles). Anacleta was the daughter of Gabriel Fiallo and Antonia Nobles.

Sources: Genealogy of Oscar de la Renta – https://www.geni.com

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Simón Bolívar

by Manila on June 11, 2016

Birth Name: Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios

Date of Birth: 24 July, 1783

Place of Birth: Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela, Spanish Empire (present-day Venezuela)

Date of Death: 17 December, 1830

Place of Death: Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (present-day Colombia)

Ethnicity: Spanish (Andalusian, Basque, Canarian, Cantabrian, Castilian, Catalan, Extremaduran, Galician, Leonese, and Valencian), as well as distant French, German, Indigenous Venezuelan (Caquetio) and Portuguese

Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule. He was President of the Second Republic of Venezuela, from 7 August, 1813 to 16 July, 1814, President of the Third Republic of Venezuela, from October, 1817 to 24 February, 1819, the 1st President of Gran Colombia, from 24 February, 1819 to 4 May, 1830, President of Peru, from 17 February, 1824 to 28 January, 1827, and the 1st President of Bolivia, from 12 August, 1825 to 29 December, 1825.

Simón’s father, Juan Vicente de Bolívar y Ponte Andrade, came from the female line of the Ardanza family. Simón’s mother was María de la Concepción Palacios y Blanco.

Simón was married to María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaiza, until her death.

Simón’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 10th great-grandfather, Sancho García de Ardanza, of Plasencia, Cáceres, Spain.

Simón’s paternal grandfather was Juan Vicente Bolívar y Martínez de Villegas (the son of Luis de Bolívar y Rebolledo and Ana María Martínez de Villegas y Ladrón de Guevara). Luis was the son of Antonio de Bolivar y Díaz de Rojas and Leonor Rebolledo Maldonado de Almendariz. Ana was the daughter of Lorenzo Martínez y Maldonado de Villegas and Magdalena Ladrón de Guevara y Rojas.

Simón’s paternal grandmother was María Petronila de Ponte Andrade y Marin de Narváez (the daughter of Pedro de Ponte Andrade Jaspe y Montenegro and María Josefa Marín de Narváez). Pedro was born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, to Jacinto de Ponte y Andrade and María Josefa Jaspe de Montenegro. Josefa was the daughter of Spanish mine owner Francisco Marín de Narváez, of Gójar, Granada, and of María Martínez de Porras y Cerrada.

Simón’s maternal grandfather was Feliciano Palacios de Aguirre y Ariztía-Sojo y Gil de Arratia (the son of Juan Feliciano de Palacios Sojo y Gedler and Isabel María Rosalia Gil de Arratia y Aguirre Villela). Simón’s great-grandfather Feliciano was the son of José Palacios Sojo Ortiz de Zárate and Isabel María Gedler y Rivilla. Isabel was the daughter of Spanish captain Francisco Gil de Arratia, of San Asensio, La Rioja, and of María Rosa Aguirre y Laya Mójica.

Simón’s maternal grandmother was Francisca Blanco Infante de Herrera (the daughter of Mateo José María de Blanco y Fernández de Araujo and Clara Ana Inés de Herrera y Liendo). Mateo was the son of Mateo Blanco Infante y Ponte and Josefa Fernández de Araujo y Rivilla. Clara was the daughter of Juan Ascencio de Herrera y Ascanio and Paula Rosa de Liendo y Ochoa.

Simón’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 5th great-grandmother, Úrsula de Marquina.

Sources: Genealogy of Simón Bolívar – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Simón Bolívar (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

by Manila on June 1, 2016

Birth Name: Javier Felipe Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar y de la Guerra

Place of Birth: Lima, Peru

Date of Birth: January 19, 1920

Ethnicity: Peruvian (Spanish [including Andalusian, Castilian, and Extremaduran], possibly other)

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. He was a presidential candidate for the 1995 Peruvian presidential election, but lost to Alberto Fujimori. He is the son of Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar and Rosa de la Guerra Cevallos. He was married to Yvette Roberts and Marcela Temple Seminario.

Javier’s paternal grandparents were Manuel Pérez del Villar (the son of Joaquín Perez and Juana del Villar) and Agueda de Cuéllar y Hernández de Cisneros (the daughter of Agustín de Cuéllar y Toledo and María Hernández de Cisneros-Figueroa y Marquina). Manuel was a Spanish immigrant, from Madrid. Agustín was the son of Esteban de Cuéllar y Laso-Jurado and Maríana Josefa de Toledo y Ceballos. María was the daughter of José Hernández de Cisneros y Figueroa and María Marquina.

Javier’s maternal grandparents were ? de la Guerra and ? Cevallos.

Source: Genealogy of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (focusing on his father’s side) – http://geneall.net