Diego Forlán

by andrew on November 26, 2017

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Birth Name: Diego Forlán Corazzo

Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay

Date of Birth: 19 May, 1979

Ethnicity: Uruguayan (Italian, as well as Basque and Spanish)

Diego Forlán is a Uruguayan footballer. He is regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time.

Diego is the son of Pilar Corazo and Pablo Forlán (Pablo Justo Forlán Lamarque), a former professional footballer.

Both Diego’s parents’ surnames are Italian. His surname literally means “from Friuli”, a region in North-East of Italy, and is usually spelled Furlan. Diego has also stated that one of his grandmothers was Basque.

Diego’s paternal grandparents were Pablo Abel Forlán and María Mercedes Lamarque. María was likely of French-Basque descent.

Diego’s maternal grandparents were Juan Carlos Corazzo and a woman surnamed Duaso. Juan Carlos was a professional footballer and coach of Uruguay national team. The surname Duaso is Spanish.

Source: Genealogy of Diego Forlán – https://www.geni.com


Soni Bringas

by bearboy on November 6, 2016

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Birth Name: Soni Nicole Bringas

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 2, 2002

Ethnicity: Uruguayan, Spanish, Basque

Soni Bringas is an American actress and dancer. She is known for her role as Ramona Gibbler on the series Fuller House.

Her father was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her mother was born in Barcelona, Spain.

The surname “Bringas” is Basque.

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Eduardo Duhalde

by madman on October 22, 2016

Birth Name: Eduardo Alberto Duhalde Maldonado

Place of Birth: Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: October 5, 1941

*Basque (father)
*Argentinian (Spanish, possibly other) (mother)

Eduardo Duhalde is an Argentinian politician. A member of the Justicialist Party, he served as President of Argentina, from 2 January, 2002 to 25 May, 2003. He was previously Governor of Buenos Aires Province, from December 10, 1991 to December 10, 1999, and the 30th Vice-President of Argentina, from July 8, 1989 to December 10, 1991.

President Duhalde is the son of María Ester (Maldonado Aguirre) and Tomás Duhalde Gorostegui. His father was born in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, to Uruguayan parents, of Basque descent. His mother was born in La Cruz, Argentina.

President Duhalde’s paternal grandfather was José María Duhalde Zozaya (the son of Tomás Duhalde Uhalde and Lorenza Zozaya). José was born in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, to Basque parents, from Spain. Tomás was the son of Tomás Uhalde and María Uhalde.

President Duhalde’s paternal grandmother was Joaquina Gorostegui Pagola (the daughter of José Antonio Gorostegui and Josefa Pagola). Joaquina was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, of Basque ancestry.

President Duhalde’s maternal grandparents were Andrés Silvano Maldonado Acosta (the son of Antonio Maldonado Díaz de la Torre and María Abdona Acosta Palacios) and Juliana Aguirre Jaimes. Antonio was the son of Tomás Maldonado and Silveria Díaz de la Torre Sánchez.

Source: Genealogy of Eduardo Duhalde – http://www.genealogiafamiliar.net


Sebastian Arcelus

by madman on August 25, 2016

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Birth Name: Sebastian Carlos Arcelus

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 5, 1976

*Uruguayan (father)
*Italian, Greek, European Royal, Serbian/Montenegrin, 1/512 Russian (mother)

Sebastian Arcelus is an American actor.

Sebastian is the son of Fiammetta Farace and Victor Carlos Arcelus. His father was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. His mother was born in Budapest, Hungary, of Italian, Greek, European Royal, Serbian/Montenegrin, and 1/512 Russian (through Peter the Great), descent.

He is married to actress and singer Stephanie J. Block, with whom he has a daughter.

Sebastian is a third cousin, once removed, of actress Catherine Oxenberg. Sebastian’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Aleksandar Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, and Persida Nenadović/Nenadovich, were also Catherine’s maternal great-great-grandparents.

Sebastian’s maternal grandfather was Ruggero Farace, Marchese Farace di Villaforesta (the son of Alfredo Farace di Villaforesta and Caterina Fachiri). Marchese Farace was born in London, England, and was of Italian and Greek descent. Caterina was the daughter of Pandely Hypatios Fachiri and Hariklea Rallis.

Sebastian’s maternal grandmother was Princess Catherine Ivanovna of Russia (the daughter of Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia, and of Jelena Karađorđević, Princess Helen of Serbia). Princess Catherine, who was a Russian princess, was born in Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, to a Russian prince and a Serbian princess. Prince John was born in Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, of European Royal ancestry, the son of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, and of Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg. Princess Helen was born in Cetinje, Montenegro, the daughter of Peter I of Serbia, a Serbian king, and of Princess Ljubica Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro, a Montenegrin princess.

Through Sebastian’s maternal grandmother, Sebastian is a great-great-great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, who was Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, from 1 December, 1825 to 2 March, 1855.

Sources: Genealogies of Sebastian Arcelus (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Sebastian’s mother, Fiammetta Farace (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.christopherlong.co.uk

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Jorge Drexler

by Manila on June 25, 2016

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Birth Name: Jorge Abner Drexler Prada

Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay

Date of Birth: September 21, 1964

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*French, Portuguese, Spanish-Uruguayan (mother)

Jorge Drexler is a Uruguayan musician and actor.

Jorge’s father, Günther Schlein Drexler, was a German Jew who escaped the Holocaust in Germany and moved to Uruguay with his family, at the age of four. Jorge’s mother, Lucero Prada da Silveira, is a Christian, of French, Portuguese, and Spanish-Uruguayan descent. Jorge was raised Jewish.

Jorge’s partner is actress Leonor Watling.

Jorge’s paternal grandparents were Josef Georg Drexler (the son of Samuel Drexler and Sara Rebeka Blumenfeld) and Ruth Schlein.

Jorge’s maternal grandfather is Abner Manuel Prada Rousse (the son of Manuel Prada Candamo and Paulina Gabriela Teresa Rousse Labraux). Jorge’s great-grandfather Manuel was the son of Manuel Prada and Antonia Candamo. Paulina was the daughter of León Rousse and Gabriela Labraux.

Jorge’s maternal grandmother was Wanda Walkiria da Silveira López (the daughter of Lourival da Silveira and Luisa López García). Lourival was the son of José Senandes da Silveira and Carolina Costa. Luisa was the daughter of Ramón López y López and Luisa García López.

Source: Genealogy of Jorge Drexler – https://www.geni.com

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