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.

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 Alaysa.

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.

Source: Genealogy of Simón Bolívar – https://www.geni.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


Birth Name: María Teresa Mestre y Batista

Place of Birth: Marianao, Havana, Cuba

Date of Birth: 22 March 1956

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Basque, Canarian, Cantabrian, Castilian, Catalan, Extremaduran, Galician, and Leonese]), as well as distant Azorean Portuguese, Belgian (Walloon), French, and Irish

Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg is the wife of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. She is the daughter of José Antonio Mestre y Álvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla.

Maria Teresa’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Salvador Mestre.

Maria Teresa’s paternal grandfather was José Antonio Mestre y Ramos-Almeyda (the son of Francisco Mestre y Fernández-Criado and Matilde Ramos-Almeyda y Gómez). Francisco was the son of Francisco Javier Mestre y Domínguez and María Luisa Fernández-Criado y Gómez. Matilde was the daughter of Francisco Javier Mestre y Domínguez and María Luisa Fernández-Criado y Gómez.

Maria Teresa’s paternal grandmother was María Narcisa Álvarez y Tabió (the daughter of Lucas Álvarez y Cerice and Narcisa Tabió y de la Lanza). Lucas was the son of Lucas Alvarez y Guillén and Agueda de la Encarnación Cerice y Lima. Maria Teresa’s great-grandmother Narcisa was the daughter of Pablo Tabió y Rodríguez and Rosa de la Lanza y Espinosa de los Monteros.

Maria Teresa’s maternal grandfather was Agustín Batista y González de Mendoza (the son of Melchor Batista y Varona and Julia González de Mendoza y Pedroso). Melchor was the son of Melchor Batista y Caballero and Irene de Varona y de la Torre. Julia was the daughter of Antonio González de Mendoza y Bonilla and María de las Mercedes Pedroso y Montalvo.

Maria Teresa’s maternal grandmother was María Teresa Falla y Bonet (the daughter of Laureano Falla y Gutiérrez and María Dolores Bonet y Mora). Laureano was born in Anero, Cantabria, Spain, to Juan Manuel Falla y Gutiérrez and Isabella Juana Gutiérrez y Diego. Dolores was the daughter of Cristóbal Bonet y Pí and Maria Adelaida Mora y González de Avila.

Maria Teresa’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her twelfth great-grandmother, Andrea de Morales.

Source: Genealogy of Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – http://www.geni.com

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