Galileo Vargas

1937–1987 (Age 50)
Chapeltique, San Miguel, El Salvador

The Life of Galileo

When Galileo Vargas was born in 1937, in Chapeltique, San Miguel, El Salvador, his father, Tomas Vargas, was 33 and his mother, Aracely Quinteros, was 28. He died in 1987, in his hometown, at the age of 50.

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Tomas Vargas
Aracely Quinteros
Gilberto Vargas Quinteros
Galileo Vargas

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World Events (3)


Age 32

El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.

Age 40

Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.

Age 40

Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, S. J. is assassinated by a death squad.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from Vargas in Santander province, or a topographic name from vargas, plural of varga, a dialect term used in various senses: ‘(thatched) hut’, ‘steep slope’, or ‘fenced pastureland which becomes waterlogged in winter’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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