Geraldo Alckmin

Alckmin in 2017, photo by Celso Pupo/

Birth Name: Geraldo José Rodrigues de Alckmin Filho

Place of Birth: Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: 7 November, 1952

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, as well as German, Swiss-German, and Austrian, possibly French, and other]

Geraldo Alckmin is a Brazilian politician and doctor. He has been Vice President of Brazil, and Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, both, since 1 January, 2023. He previously served as Governor of São Paulo, from 22 January, 2001 to 30 March, 2006, and again, from 1 January, 2011 to 6 April, 2018; and National President of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, from 9 December, 2017 to 31 May, 2019, among many other duties. He was the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) presidential nominee in 2006 and 2018.

Geraldo is the son of Myriam Ramalho Penteado and Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin. He is married to Maria Lúcia Ribeiro Alckmin, with whom he has three children.

The Alckmin name is often said to be of Arab (Lebanese) origin, which is not accurate. Geraldo is also said to be of Jewish heritage, which also does not appear to be accurate.

Geraldo’s Alcamin line can be traced back to André da Costa de Alcamin, who was born c. 1660, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Geraldo’s paternal grandfather was André Rodrigues Alckmin (the son of João Capistrano Ribeiro de Alckimim and Maria Joana Rodrigues). André was born in Baependi, Minas Gerais, Brazil. João was the son of João Capistrano de Macedo Alckmin, whose father was born in Barcelinhos, Braga, Portugal, and of Maria Augusta Cesarina Ribeiro. Geraldo’s great-grandmother Maria was the daughter of João José Rodrigues and Jesuína Ribeiro dos Santos, whose father was born in Leiria, Portugal.

Geraldo’s paternal grandmother was Ida Thusnelda Lindegger Ravache (the daughter of Hans Alvin/Alwin Alexander Ravache and Ana/Anna Lindegger). Ida was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Hans was a German emigrant, from Schwerinstal, Köslin, Prussia, now Koszalin, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, and was the son of Wilhelm Carl Diedrich Adelbert Ravache and Ernestine Henriette Friederike Schneyer. Anna was a Swiss emigrant, from Oberentfelden, Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, and was the daughter of Samuel Lindegger and Elizabeth/Elisabeth Regina/Rosina Muller/Mueller.

Geraldo’s maternal grandfather was Francisco Ramalho Penteado (the son of Sebastião Fortunato de Oliveira Penteado and Francisca Arruda Ramalho). Francisco was born in Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil. Sebastião was the son of Sebastião de Oliveira Penteado and Isabel Wilhelmine Klein, who was born in Vienna, Austria. Francisca was the daughter of Antônio Gomes Ramalho and Maria Soares de Arruda.

Geraldo’s maternal grandmother was named Maria Amelia.

Sources: Genealogy of Geraldo Alckmin (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Geraldo’s parents –

Death record of Geraldo’s father –

Death record of Geraldo’s mother –

1 Response

  1. jorger65 says:

    he’s now the vice president

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