Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenabar – “Regression” Madrid Photocall – Villamagna Hotel – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 31 March, 1972

Ethnicity: Chilean [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian), Basque, Galician, remote Indigenous], 1/32 English, 1/32 Welsh, 1/1024 Belgian (Flemish), French, Italian, Portuguese, as well as German, Greek, and Indigenous Argentinian/Peruvian (both Quechua)

Alejandro Amenábar is a Chilean-Spanish film director, screenwriter, and composer.

His father, Hugo Ricardo Amenábar Wormald, is Chilean. His mother, Josefina Cantos López, is Spanish.

Alejandro is married to David Blanco.

Alejandro’s fourth patrilineal great-grandfather, Salvador Ignacio Amenábar Iturriaga, was Basque, from Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa. His patrilineal ancestry can further be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Juan Amador de Amenábar (died 29 January 1682, Azpeitia, Gipuzkoa).

Alejandro’s paternal grandfather was Benjamín Horacio Amenábar Ossa (the son of Joaquín Daniel Amenábar Cordovez and Josefina Ossa Ansieta). Joaquín was the son of Joaquín Amenábar Espinosa and Emilia Cordovez Cordovez. Josefina was the daughter of José Nicolás Ossa Varas and Antonia Ansieta Blanchet.

Alejandro’s paternal grandmother was María Laura Wormald Infante (the daughter of Carlos Wormald Ibáñez and Emilia Infante Sanders). Carlos was the son of Juan Enrique Wormald Ramírez, whose own father, George (or Jorge in Spanish) Wormald, was an English emigrant, from Wakefield, Yorkshire (now West Workshire), and of Carmen Ibáñez Cádiz. Emilia was the daughter of Francisco José Infante Díaz and Emilia Sanders Bayón, whose own father, Thomas (or Tomás in Spanish) Sanders, was a Welsh emigrant, from Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.

Alejandro’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Cantos and López.

Sources: Genealogies of Alejandro Amenábar (focusing on his father’s side) –

Alejandro Guillier

Birth Name: Alejandro René Eleodoro Guillier Álvarez

Place of Birth: La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile

Date of Birth: 5 March, 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese, Valencian], Basque, Catalan, Galician, Indigenous Chilean), Belgian [Walloon], Breton, French, Italian, Portuguese, as well as remote German, Greek, Indigenous Argentinian [Huarpe], and Indigenous Peruvian [Quechua]

Alejandro Guillier is a sociologist, journalist, and politician. He represents the 2nd district of Antofagasta in the Senate of Chile. He was a candidate for the 2017 Chilean presidential election.

He is the son of Alejandro René Guillier Ossa and María Raquel Álvarez Monterrey.

Senator Guillier is married to anthropologist María Cristina Farga Hernández, with whom he has a son.

Senator Guillier’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Jean Baptiste Guillier.

Senator Guillier’s paternal grandfather was René Guillier Gallegos (the son of Alejandro Ignacio Guillier Guerrero and Adela Gallegos Correa). Alejandro was the son of French engineer Alexandre Guillier, of Dole, Jura, and of Gumercinda Guerrero Riquelme. Adela was the daughter of José Vicente Gallegos de Rubias y Verdugo and Adela Correa Aldana.

Senator Guillier’s paternal grandmother was Maria Amalia Luisa Ossa Lorca (the daughter of Primitivo Luis Máximo Ossa Cerda and María Amalia del Carmen Lorca Muñoz). Luis was the son of Ignacio Javier Ossa Cerda and Natalia Cerda Ossa. Senator Guillier’s great-grandmother Amalia was the daughter of José Manuel Lorca and Rafaela Ugalde Manzor (later Núñez).

Senator Guillier’s maternal grandfather was Eleodoro Edmundo Rojas (later Álvarez Zumarán, the daughter of Clodomiro Álvarez Colomé and Rosa Zumarán Rojas). Clodomiro was the son of Juan Álvarez and Estefanía Colomé.

Senator Guillier’s maternal grandmother was María Mercedes Monterrey Rivera (the daughter of Román Monterrey and Margarita del Carmen Rivera Urquieta). Román was the son of an unknown father and Ramona Monterrey. Margarita was the daughter of Salvador Rivera and María Urquieta.

Sources: Genealogies of Alejandro Guillier –

Ángel Di María

Birth Name: Ángel Fabián Di María Hernández

Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina

Date of Birth: 14 February, 1988

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Italian, Spanish, likely Indigenous, possibly other)

Ángel Di María is an Argentine professional footballer player. He signed for Manchester United in 2014 for a British record £59.7 million.

Ángel is the son of Miguel Di María and Diana Hernández. They are pictured here and here.

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Carlos Tévez

2010 Soccer - 2010 FIFA World Cup - Argentina vs. Mexico (3-1) - June 27, 2010

Place of Birth: Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: 5 February, 1984

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Spanish, likely Indigenous)

Carlos Tévez is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a forward.

Carlos’s biological father was also named Carlos. He was killed when Carlos was five years old. Carlos was left by his biological mother, Fabiana Martinez, when he was an infant. He was raised by his maternal aunt, Adriana Martinez, and by her husband, Segundo Tévez, who officially adopted him when he was fifteen.

Carlos grew up in the neighbourhood of Ejército de Los Andes, better known as Fuerte Apache. It was from there that he received the nickname of “El Apache”.

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Diego Maradona

Birth Name: Diego Armando Maradona

Place of Birth: Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: 30 October, 1960

Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Indigenous]

Diego Maradona is a legendary Argentinian football player. He is considered one of the best players of all time. Diego is the son of Diego Maradona and Dalma Salvadora Franco Cariolichi.

The surname Maradona is often of Galician origin, from Mar da Dona (Spanish, Mar de la Virgen), meaning “Sea of the Virgin”. The surname can also be Italian. Diego’s patrilineal line traces back to a Miguel Fernández de Maradona, born c. 1586, in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain. All the Maradonas of Argentina descend from Francisco Fernández de Maradona, born c. 1700, in San Pedro de Arante, Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain, and from his wife, Francisca Arias de Molina y Jofré. They moved to Argentina in 1745.

Diego has two daughters with his former wife, Claudia Villafañe; as well as a son, footballer Diego Sinagra, with Italian-born Cristiana Sinagra; and a son with his former partner, Veronica Ojeda. One of his daughters was married to footballer Sergio Agüero, with whom she has a son.

Diego’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Santiago Maradona.

Diego’s maternal grandfather was named Atanancio Ramón Edisto Franco.

Diego’s maternal grandmother was Salvadora Kariolić/Cariolichi (the daughter of Matej Kariolić/Cariolichi and Trinidad Creole Ferreira). Matej was Croatian, from Praputnjak, and was the son of Gašpar Polić.

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Genealogy of Diego Maradona –

Information about Diego’s patrilineal line – (in Spanish)