Birth Name: Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez
Place of Birth: Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia
Date of Birth: August 9, 1972
Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Basque, Galician, remote Indigenous [Muisca]), French, remote Portuguese
Juanes is a Colombian musician. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Juanes is the son of Javier Aristizábal Sánchez and Alicia Vásquez Restrepo. Raised in Medellín, Juanes is married to model and actress Karen Martinez, with whom he has three children.
Juanes’ patrilineal line can be traced back to Joaquín Francisco Aristizabal Arbelaiz, who was born, c. 1730 in Hernani, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain, to Sebastián Aristizabal y Elgorriaga. Joaquín Francisco immigrated to Antioquia, Colombia, in 1747.
Juanes’ paternal grandfather was Abel Aristizábal Pérez (the son of Lorenzo Aristizábal Roldán and María Francisca Pérez Eceheverri). Lorenzo was the son of Vicente Aristizábal Mesa and Dolores Roldán Echeverri. María Francisca was the daughter of Miguel Pérez Palacio and Juana María Echeverri Uribe.
Juanes’ paternal grandmother was Matilde Sánchez Restrepo (the daughter of Rafael Sánchez Hurtado and Lucrecia Restrepo Álvarez). Rafael was the son of Rafael Sánchez and Emiliana Hurtado. Lucrecia was the daughter of Teodomiro Restrepo Pérez and Bárbara Álvarez Estrada.
Juanes’ maternal grandfather was Emilio Arturo Vásquez Marín (the son of Esteban Vásquez Arteaga and María Ventura Marín Montoya). Esteban was the son of Tomás Vásquez and Pastora Arteaga. María Ventura was the daughter of Marcelo Marín and Juanita Montoya.
Juanes’ maternal grandmother was Elvira Restrepo Cambas (the daughter of Juan Manuel Restrepo Álvarez and Laura Cambas Vásquez). Juan Manuel and Lucrecia Restrepo Álvarez were siblings, making Juanes’ parents second cousins. Juan Manuel was the son of Teodomiro Restrepo Perez and Barbara Alvarez Estrada. Laura was the daughter of Aureliano Cambas Restrepo and Domitila Vásquez Vélez.
Juanes’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Juana Sepúlveda.
Genealogy of Juanes – https://gw.geneanet.orgs
Genealogy of Juanes (focusing on his father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org
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