Sebastián Piñera

Birth Name: Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique

Date of Birth: 1 December, 1949

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Death: 6 February, 2024

Place of Death: Lake Ranco, Los Ríos Region, Chile

Ethnicity: Chilean – Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese, Valencian], Basque, Galician, Indigenous, remote Catalan, Italian, Portuguese [including Azorean and Madeiran], as well as remote Breton, French, German, Argentinian, Indigenous Bolivian and Indigenous Peruvian [Aymara and Quechua]

Sebastián Piñera was a Chilean politician and businessperson. He served as President of Chile, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014, and again, from 11 March, 2018 to 11 March, 2022. He was also Senator for Eastern Santiago, from 11 March, 1990 to 11 March, 1998, Leader of National Renewal, from 26 May, 2001 to 10 March, 2004, and President pro tempore of PROSUR, from 22 March, 2019 to 12 December, 2020. His administration cracked down on and aimed to dissolve corrupt organizations and organized crime groups. He was one of the richest people in Chile.

President Piñera was the son of María Magdalena Echenique Rozas and Manuel José Piñera Carvallo, who was a politician, diplomat, and engineer; and served as the Chilean Ambassador to the U.N. during his childhood. His father was born in Paris, France, to Chilean parents. His uncle, Bernardino Piñera, was the oldest living Catholic bishop in the world. He spent a few years in Belgium and New York City, New York, U.S., during his childhood because of his father’s work. President Piñera was married to Cecilia Morel, until his death, with whom he had four children.

President Piñera’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Bartolomé de Piñera.

President Piñera’s paternal grandfather was José Manuel Piñera Figueroa (the son of Bernardino Piñera Aguirre and María Luisa Figueroa Vial). José was a lawyer. Bernardino was the son of Peruvian emigrant, José Piñera Lombera, of Lima; and of Mercedes Aguirre Carvallo. María Luisa was the daughter of José Manuel Figueroa Vela and Pilar Vial Formas. Pilar’s father was politician Agustín Vial Santelices.

President Piñera’s paternal grandmother was Elena Carvallo Castillo (the daughter of Uldarico Carvallo Fernández and Josefa Julia Castillo Goñi). Uldarico was the son of Francisco Carvallo Gómez and Mercedes/Carmen Fernández Carvallo. Julia was the daughter of Ángel Castillo Pareja and Mónica Goñi Prieto.

President Piñera’s maternal grandfather was José Miguel Echenique Correa (the son of José Miguel Echenique Gandarillas and María Mercedes Correa Errázuriz). President Piñera’s grandfather José was born in Santiago. President Piñera’s great-grandfather José was the son of José Francisco Echenique Tagle and Irene Mariana Gandarillas Valdés. María Mercedes was the daughter of Bonifacio Correa Albano and María Mercedes Errázuriz Valdivieso.

President Piñera’s maternal grandmother was Josefina María Rozas Ariztía (the daughter of Nicanor Rozas Rozas and Josefina Ariztía Pinto). President Piñera’s grandmother Josefina was born in Santiago. Nicanor was the son of Carlos María Martínez de Rozas Urrutia Mendiburu and Amelia Manuela Rozas García-Olivos. President Piñera’s great-grandmother Josefina was the daughter of Jorge Ricardo Ariztía Urmeneta and Luisa Pinto Garmendia, whose own father, Francisco Antonio Pinto, served as the 4th President of Chile, from 8 May, 1827 to 16 July, 1829, and again, from 19 October, 1829 to 2 November, 1829.

President Piñera’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Antonia Torres Valenzuela.

Source: Genealogy of Sebastián Piñera –

4 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    He was killed in a helicopter crash near Ranco Lake. Rest in Peace :(

  2. Manila says:

    His term expired last 11 March.

  3. Manila says:

    He won in the presidential election.

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