Birth Name: Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens
Date of Birth: 26 June, 1908
Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile
Date of Death: 11 September, 1973
Place of Death: Santiago, Chile
Ethnicity: Chilean [Spanish, Basque, Indigenous], one quarter Belgian
Salvador Allende was a Chilean physician and politician. A member of the Socialist Party of Chile, he served as President of Chile, from 3 November, 1970 until 11 September, 1973, his death. He was also Minister of Health and Social Welfare, from 28 August, 1938 to 2 April, 1942, and President of the Senate of Chile, from 27 December, 1966 to 15 May, 1969.
President Allende was the son of Laura Gossens Uribe and Salvador Allende Castro. He was married to Hortensia Bussi, until his death, with whom he had three children.
President Allende was a first cousin, once removed, of writer Isabel Allende. His nephew, his sister Laura’s son, was Andrés Pascal Allende, leader of the militant left Movement of the Revolutionary Left. Andrés was a second cousin, once removed, of Chilean-American actor Pedro Pascal, to whom Salvador was not directly related.
President Allende’s paternal grandfather was José Ramón Allende Padín (the son of José Gregorio Allende Garcés and Salomé Padín Ruiz). President Allende’s grandfather José was born in Valparaíso. President Allende’s great-grandfather José was the son of Pedro Allende Olmos de Aguilera and Petronila Garcés Honorato. Salomé was the daughter of Vicente Padin and a woman whose surname was Ruiz.
President Allende’s paternal grandmother was Eugenia Castro del Fierro (the daughter of Salvador Castro Arangua and Ana María Fierro Talavera). Eugenia was born in Valparaíso. President Allende’s great-grandfather Salvador was the son of José Antonio de Castro de la Fuente and Juana Maria Arangua de la Puente. Ana was the daughter of Tadeo Fierro and Salvador Castro Arangua.
President Allende’s maternal grandfather was Arsenio Gossens Bousnard (the son of Arsenio/Arcenio Gossens and Juana Bousnard). President Allende’s grandfather Arsenio was Belgian.
President Allende’s maternal grandmother was named Luisa Uribe. Luisa was born in Concepción, Chile.