Eva Perón

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Birth Name: Eva María Duarte

Date of Birth: 7 May, 1919

Place of Birth: Los Toldos, Argentina

Date of Death: 26 July, 1952

Place of Death: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ethnicity: Argentinian [three quarters Basque, some Spanish, 1/64th Italian, remote Portuguese]

Eva Perón was the First Lady of Argentina, from 4 June, 1946 to 26 July, 1952, until her death, as the wife of President Juan Perón. Eva was President of the Eva Perón Foundation, from 8 July, 1948 to 26 July, 1952, and President of the Women’s Peronist Party, from 29 July, 1949 to 26 July, 1952. Eva was the subject of the musical Evita (1976), which was adapted into a major 1996 film starring Madonna as Perón.

Eva was the daughter of Juana Ibarguren Núñez and Juan Duarte Etchegoyen. Her paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather were Basques, while her maternal grandmother had Spanish, 1/16th Italian, and distant Portuguese, ancestry. Her Basque roots are from Spain and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. She was married to Juan Perón, until her death. He was President of Argentina, from 4 June, 1946 to 21 September, 1955, and again from 12 October, 1973 to 1 July, 1974, his death.

Eva’s paternal grandfather was Francisco Uhart/Duarte (the son of Jean Uhart and Marie Chaldu). Francisco was born in Béhasque-Lapiste, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France.

Eva’s paternal grandmother was María Etchegoyen (the daughter of Juan Mancechena and Marie Etchegoyen). Eva’s grandmother María was born in Souraïde, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France.

Eva’s maternal grandfather was Joaquín Ibarguren Arandia (the son of Martín José Ibarguren Oriozabala and Josefa Joaquina Arandia Galarza). Eva’s grandfather Joaquín was born in Bragado, Bragado Partido, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Martin was born in Amézqueta, Guipúzcoa, Spain, the son of José Ibarguren Otermin and María Francisca Oriozabala Goicoechea. Josefa was born in Amézqueta, the daughter of José María Arandia Artola and María Micaela Galarza Ordosgoiti.

Eva’s maternal grandmother was Petrona Núñez Prigotto (the daughter of Antonio Núñez and Pabla Prigotto). Pabla was the daughter of Bartolomé Luis Pregot/Prigotto y Flores and Josefa Enríquez.

Source: Genealogy of Eva Perón – https://www.geni.com

6 Responses

  1. andrew says:


    She was 75% Basque.

    Her maternal grandmother had Spanish, 1/16 Italian and distant Portuguese ancestry

  2. guyinsf says:

    Stop with these made up ethnicities like “Spanish-Argitinian.” There’s no such thing, either she was or wasn’t Spanish. Argentina is just a new world country. It’s like when Patrick Swayze is described as “Norman French.” That’s just a description of an ethnicity but that’s not an ethnicity.

  3. savanna says:

    should she be tagged as French?

  4. madman says:

    Eva’s maternal grandparents were Joaquín Ibarguren Arandia (the son of Martín José Ibarguren Oriozabala and Josefa Joaquina Arandia Galarza) and Petrona Núñez Prigotto (the daughter of Antonio Núñez and Pabla Prigotto).

    Also, there is no need to group together Basque with Spanish, the Basques are their own ethnic group. And her ancestors were not only from Spain, but also from Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. Though, she does have some non-Basque ancestry. Three of her grandparents were of entirely Basque descent, while her maternal grandmother appears to have been of Spanish-Argentinian descent.

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