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Alexander VI

Pope Alexander VI was born into the wealthy and corrupt Borgia family of Valencia, Spain, and adopted by his maternal uncle, Alfonso Borgia (later Pope Callistus III). He collected religiou... [more]

Argentinian Orphans of the Dirty War

Between 1976 and 1985 the military dictators of Argentina operated a policy of kidnapping, torturing, murdering and "disappearing" their political opponents. Children of their vic... [more]

Baca, Jimmy Santiago

When their parents divorced and abandoned them, Baca, aged two, and his siblings were sent to live with grandparents. By the time he was five his mother had been murdered by her second husb... [more]

Bolívar, Simón

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar, “The Liberator,” was born into a wealthy Creole family in Venezuela, but his father died when he... [more]

Cardozo, Abraham

Cardozo was a member of a Portuguese Marrano family. (The Marranos are the Jews of Spain and Portugal who involuntarily converted to Christianity in the 14th century and later, many of whom... [more]

Casals, Rosemary

Casals was born to poor El Salvadoran immigrant parents in San Francisco. Before she was a year old her parents sent her and her older sister to be raised by their great aunt and uncle. Thi... [more]

Castelo Branco, Camilo

Castelo Branco was born illegitimate in Lisbon, and raised by relatives after being orphaned as a very young child. As a young man he led a wild life but then took minor orders in the Ch... [more]

de Porres, Martin

Martín de Porres was born in Lima. There are two versions of his early life. In one, he was the son of an unknown father and a free African-Peruvian mother, adopted when he was eight by ... [more]

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola

Estés was born to a Mestizo (Native American-Hispanic) couple but adopted as an older child by a family of Hungarian refugee immigrants to America. She is a Ph.D. and a Jungian psychoana... [more]

Farragut, David Glasgow

Farragut, of Hispanic descent, was born the son of a career naval officer. His mother died in 1808, and from the age of nine he never saw his father (who died in 1817) again. He was adopted... [more]

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