Place of Birth: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Date of Birth: September 10, 1976
Ethnicity: Brazilian [German, some Polish and Austrian]
Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten is a Brazilian professional former number one tennis player.
Gustavo is the son of Alice (Thümmel) and Aldo Amadeu Kuerten. He has stated:
My mother is Alice Thümmel Kuerten and my father is Aldo Amadeu Kuerten, both of German origin, with some Polish and Austrian influences.
Gustavo is married to Mariana Soncini, with whom he has two children.
Gustavo’s paternal grandfather was Frederico Kuerten (the son of Augusto Kuerten and Gertrudes Wernke).
Gustavo’s paternal grandmother was Clara Gesing (the daughter of Germano Gesing and Ana Füchter). Germano and Ana were born in Germany. Germano was born Hermann Gesing, the son of Bernhard Gesing and Theresia Locks. Ana was the daughter of Heinrich Füchter and Elisabeth Holscher.
Gustavo’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Thümmel.
Gustavo’s maternal grandmother was Olga Schlösser/Schloesser. Olga was born in Brusque, Santa Catarina, and was fluent in German.
Source: Genealogy of Gustavo Kuerten – https://www.geni.com
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