Juan Perón

Perón in 1973, photo at Museo Casa Rosada/Archivo General de la Nación, [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Birth Name: Juan Domingo Perón Sosa

Date of Birth: 8 October, 1895

Place of Birth: Lobos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 1 July, 1974

Place of Death: Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*50% Argentinian [Spanish, possibly other]
*25% Basque
*12.5% Italian
*6.25% English and/or Welsh
*6.25% Scottish

Juan Perón was an Argentinian general and politician. 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. He was also Secretary of Labour and Social Security, from 1 December, 1943 to 10 October, 1945, Minister of War, from 24 February, 1944 to 10 October, 1945, Vice President of Argentina (De facto), from 8 July, 1944 to 10 October, 1945, and President of the Justicialist Party, from 21 November, 1946 to 1 July, 1974.

President Perón was the son of Juana Salvadora (Sosa Toledo) and Mario Tomás Perón Dutey. He was married to Aurelia Tizón, until her death; then to Eva Perón, until her death; and then to Isabel Martínez de Perón, until his death. Isabel succeeded him as President of Argentina upon his death, serving from 1 July, 1974 to 24 March, 1976.

President Perón’s father was of one quarter Italian, one eighth English and/or Welsh, one eighth Scottish, and one half Basque, descent. President Perón’s mother had Spanish, and possibly other, ancestry.

President Perón had evidently stated that he had Tehuelche Indigenous heritage from his mother’s side. However, this ancestry is disputed by historians.

President Perón’s paternal grandfather was Tomás Liberato Perón Hughes (the son of Tomás Mario Perón and Ann Hughes MacKenzie). President Peron’s grandfather Tomás was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. President Perón’s great-grandfather Tomás was born in Genoa, Italy. He was said to have roots in Sardinia. Ann was born in London, England, the daughter of Stephen/Esteban Hughes, who was also born in London, and of Elizabeth/Isabel MacKenzie, who was Scottish.

President Perón’s paternal grandmother was Dominga Dutey Bergougnan (the daughter of Juan/Jean Dutey Dorré and Vicenta Bergougnan). Dominga was born in Paysandú, Uruguay, to Basque parents, from Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. Vicenta was the daughter of Jean Bergougnan and Marie Espil.

President Perón’s maternal grandfather was named Juan Ireneo Sosa Martínez. President Peron’s grandfather Juan was born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

President Perón’s maternal grandmother was Mercedes Toledo Gauna/Gaona (the daughter of José Toledo and Victoria Gauna Piñero). Mercedes was born in Azul, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Victoria was the daughter of Cándido José Gauna Espíndola and María Eugenia Piñero.

Sources: http://laprensaaustral.cl

Genealogies of Juan Perón – https://www.geni.com

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    President Perón had evidently stated to have Tehuelche heritage from his mother’s side. However, this ancestry is disputed by historians.


  2. andrew says:

    President Perón is often described as having roots from the Italian region of Sardinia. It’s not clear if this accurate.

    President Perón is also sometimes described as having Tehuelche Native American ancestry from his mother’s side. It’s not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.

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