Alejandro Giammattei

Birth Name: Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla

Place of Birth: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Date of Birth: 9 March, 1956

Ethnicity: Guatemalan [Basque, Galician, Spanish (including Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran, and Valencian), possibly other], one eighth Italian, 1/16 German, 1/256 Breton

Alejandro Giammattei is a Guatemalan politician. He has served as President of Guatemala, since 14 January, 2020.

His father, Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Cáceres, was a Salvadoran-born dentist, from Santa Ana, Santa Ana. His mother, María Concepción del Rosario Falla Cofiño, was Guatemalan. President Giammattei is married to Rosana Cáceres López, with whom he has three children.

President Giammattei’s paternal grandfather was Domingo Porfirio Giammattei Machón (the son of Domenico, or Domingo in Spanish, Giammattei and Concepción Machón Pino). President Giammattei’s grandfather Domingo was born in Santa Ana, Santa Ana. Domenico was an Italian emigrant, from Deccio di Brancoli, Lucca, and was the son of Nicola Giammattei and Lucia Pieruccini. Concepción was the daughter of Martín de Machón and Juliana Pino.

President Giammattei’s paternal grandmother was María Cristina Cáceres Lehnhoff (the daughter of Eduardo Cáceres y López and María Cristina Lehnhoff Aguado). President Giammattei’s grandmother María Cristina was born in Guatemala City. Eduardo was the son of José María Bernardino Cáceres Marroquín, and of a Colombian emigrant, Romelia Tarcilia López Escobar, of Roldanillo, Valle del Cauca. President Giammattei’s great-grandmother María Cristina was the daughter of a German emigrant, Johann Friedrick Theodor Lehnhoff, of Hamburg, and a Salvadoran emigrant, Corina Gertrudis Aguado Salazar, of La Unión, La Unión.

President Giammattei’s maternal grandfather was Salvador Falla y Aris (the son of Salvador Falla Santos and María del Rosario Aris García). President Giammattei’s grandfather Salvador was born in Guatemala City. President Giammattei’s great-grandfather Salvador, was Nicaraguan, from Granada, Granada, and was the son of Manuel Antonio Falla Pérez and Matilde Santos. María del Rosario was the daughter of a Spanish emigrant, Vicente Aris Taboada, of Combarro, Pontevedra, and of María del Rosario García.

President Giammattei’s maternal grandmother was Concepción Cofiño y Díaz Durán (the daughter of Pedro Guillermo Cofiño y García Salas and Victoria Díaz Durán e Irungaray). Concepción was born in Guatemala City. Pedro Guillermo was the son of a Spanish emigrant, Pedro Guillermo Cofiño y González, of Piloña, Asturias, and of a Mexican emigrant, Hercilia García de Salas y Mora, of Tabasco. Victoria was the daughter of Cirilio Antonio Díaz Durán and María de la Luz Irungaray y Molina.

President Giammattei’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Manuela Antonia González.

Source: Genealogy of Alejandro Giammattei –

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Tag President of Guatemala, along with Jimmy Morales.

  2. Manila says:

    He sworn in.

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