Birth Name: Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon
Place of Birth: Tangier, Tangier International Zone (now Morocco)
Date of Birth: 19 August, 1951
*75% Spanish (Castilian and Valencian)
*25% Italian (Neapolitan and Sicilian)
Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a French politician. He is the French member of the European Parliament. He previously served as the Minister of Vocational Education, from 27 March 2000 to 6 May 2002. He also previously represented Essonne in the French Senate, from 2 October 1986 to 24 September 1995, and from 1 October 2004 to 7 January 2010.
Jean-Luc’s father, Georges Mélenchon, is a postmaster. Jean-Luc’s mother, Jeanine Bayona, is a primary school teacher. Jean-Luc was married to Bernadette Abriel and Pascale Le Néouannic.
Juan-Luc’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Francisco Melenchón.
Jean-Luc’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Miguel Melenchón Martínez (or Antoine Mélenchon in French, the son of Bernabé Melenchón y Castillejo and María de los Dolores Martínez Hurtado). Antonio was a Spanish immigrant, from Mula, Murcia. Bernabé was the son of Bernabé Melinchón y Talavera and Josefa Castillejo y Toledo. Dolores was the daughter of Manuel Martínez Espín and María Hurtado Martínez.
Jean-Luc’s paternal grandmother was Aimée Canicio (the daughter of François Canicio and Joaquina Serrano Avargues). François was the son of Spanish immigrants Francisco Pedro José (or François in French) Canicio Sepulcre, of Novelda, Alicante, and of María Josefa (or Joséphine in French) Cardona Crespo, of Benissa, Alicante. Joaquina was the daughter of Spanish immigrants Juan Francisco Serrano Castillo, of Elche, Alicante, and of María Rita Avargues Garcela, of Calp, Alicante.
Jean-Luc’s maternal grandparents were Francisco Bayona (or François in French) and Jeanne Emmanuelle Caserta (the daughter of Jean Caserta and Caterina, or Catherine in French, Alaimo). Jean-Luc’s grandfather Francisco was a Spanish immigrant, from Valencia, Valencia. Jean was the son of Italian immigrant Emmanuel Caserta, of Ustica, Palermo, and of Catherine Volto, who was half-Sicilian and half-Neapolitan. Caterina was also born in Ustica, to Francesco (or François in French) Alaimo and Caterina (or Catherine in French) Licciardi.
Sources: Genealogy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon – http://gw.geneanet.org
Baptismal record of Jean-Luc’s paternal great-great-grandfather Bernabé Melinchón y Talavera – https://familysearch.org