Place of Birth: Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Birth: February 8, 1959
*25% Spanish [including Cantabrian]
Mauricio Macri is an Argentine businessperson and politician. He served as President of Argentina, from 10 December, 2015 to 10 December, 2019, and President pro tempore of UNASUR, from 21 April, 2017 to 17 April, 2018. He was previously a Member of the Chamber of Deputies for the City of Buenos Aires, from 10 December, 2005 to 18 July, 2007, and the Chief of Government of Buenos Aires, from 10 December, 2007 to 10 December, 2015.
His father, Francisco Macri, was an Italian-born businessperson, who was born in Rome. His mother, Alicia Beatriz Blanco Villegas, is Argentine, of Spanish (including Cantabrian) descent. Mauricio is married to businessperson Juliana Awada. He has three children with his former wife Ivonne Bordeu, and a daughter with Juliana. Ivonne is the daughter of race car driver Juan Manuel Bordeu.
Mauricio’s grandparents belonged to wealthy families.
Mauricio’s paternal grandfather was named Giorgio María Macri Pellicano. Giorgio was born in Polistena, Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy. He was a co-founder of L’Uomo Qualunque (“The Common Man”), a nationalist party in Italy.
Mauricio’s paternal grandmother was Lea Lidia Garbini Sensini (the daughter of Galileo Garbini Rocchini and Erminia Sensini). Lea was born in Viterbo, Province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy. Mauricio’s great-grandfather Galileo was the son of Augusto Garbini and Giuseppa Rocchini.
Mauricio’s maternal grandfather was Debilio Zacarías Blanco Villegas (the son of Manuel Blanco Suárez and Adela Villegas). Debilio was born in Ramallo, San Nicolás Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Manuel was a Spanish emigrant, and was the son of José Blanco and Josefa Suárez. Adela was the daughter of a Spanish emigrant, Casiano Villegas, of Santander, Cantabria, and of Juana Leandra Centurión.
Mauricio’s maternal grandmother was Argentina Cristina Cinque Barletta (the daughter of Antonio Cinque and Giuseppa, or Juana in Spanish, Barletta). Argentina was born in Tandil, Tandil Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Antonio was an Italian emigrant, and was the son of Vincenzo (or Vicente in Spanish) Cinque and Candida (or Cándida in Spanish) Castellucci. Giuseppa was also an Italian emigrant, and was the daughter of Leonardo Barletta and Carmen Filomeno.