Benigno Lopez Cornejo

1917–1989 (Age 72)
Cochabamba, Bolivia

The Life of Benigno

Benigno Lopez Cornejo was born on 29 June 1917, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He married Cinda Montaño Zelada in 1940. He died on 5 July 1989, at the age of 72.

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Benigno Lopez Cornejo
Cinda Montaño Zelada
Marriage: 1940

Spouse & Children

Cochabamba, Cercado, Cochabamba, Bolivia

World Events (7)


Age 3

Rebellion by indigenous peoples.

Age 15

Bolivia loses territory to Paraguay after it is defeated in the Chaco War.

Age 35

Peasants and miners overthrow military regime. Victor Paz Estenssoro returns from exile to become president and introduces social and economic reforms, including universal suffrage, nationalization of tin mines and land redistribution, and improves education and the status of indigenous peoples.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

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