Carlos Vives

Birth Name: Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo

Place of Birth: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Date of Birth: August 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Canary Islander, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Basque, Catalan, possibly other), 1/16th Italian

Carlos Vives is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Luis Aurelio Vives Echeverría and Aracely Restrepo Flórez. He is married to beauty queen Claudia Elena Vásquez. He has two children with his former wife Herlinda Gómez; and two children with Claudia.

Carlos’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Salvador Magín Vives, of Martorell, Catalonia, Spain.

Carlos’ paternal grandfather was Rodrigo Vives de Andréis (the son of Pedro Nelson Vives Vergara and Manuela Josefa de Andréis). Nelson was the son of Manuel Polonio Vives Blanco and María de Jesús Vergara Pasos. Manuela was the daughter of an Italian immigrant, Giuseppe Gaetano Francesco d’Andreis (or José Cayetano Francisco de Andréis Rivara in Spanish), and of Manuela Silveria Capella Celedón.

Carlos’ paternal grandmother was Elena Echeverría Díaz-Granados (the daughter of Ricardo Elias Echeverría Vengoechea and María Concepción Díaz-Granados Pumarejo). Ricardo was the son of Juan Bautista Lorenzo Echeverría Rus and María Concepción de Vengoechea y Díaz Granados. Carlos’ great-grandmother Concepción was the daughter of Pascual Díaz Granados y Munive and Dolores Pumarejo Plata.


Family history of Carlos’ paternal grandmother, Elena Echeverría Díaz-Granados –

5 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Giuseppe’s second middle name is Francesco (or Francisco in Spanish). Manuela Capella’s middle name and maternal family name are Silveria and Celedón, respectively.

  2. Manila says:

    When I looked into Carlos’ ancestry, kindly add Andalusian, Canary Islander, Castilian, Extremaduran, and Leonese as part of his Spanish ancestry.

    I don’t see indigenous ancestry so far.

  3. Manila says:

    Add Catalan as part of Colombian ancestry, but away from Spanish

  4. andrew says:

    Echeverría and Vengoechea are Basques last names

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