Blas Infante

Birth Name: Blas Infante Pérez de Vargas

Date of Birth: 5 July, 1885

Place of Birth: Casares, Andalusia, Spain

Date of Death: 11 August, 1936

Place of Death: Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Ethnicity: Spanish [Andalusian]

Blas Infante was an Andalusian Spanish politician, Georgist, writer, historian, and musicologist. He is known as the father of Andalusian nationalism. Infante was among numerous political figures who were summarily executed by Francisco Franco‘s forces when they took Seville at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

Blas was born in Casares, Málaga, the son of Luis Miguel Infante Andrade, graduated in law and clerk of Casares’ courthouse, and Ginesa Pérez de Vargas Romo. His last residence, at Coria del Río, now holds the Museum of Andalusian Autonomy.

Blas’ maternal grandfather was Ignacio Pérez de Vargas Salas (the son of Juan Pérez de Vargas y González and Ginesa Salas Gil). Juan was the son of Miguel Pérez de Vargas.

Blas’ maternal grandmother was named María Nicolasa Romo Vera.

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