Vicente Duque Contreras

Brief Life History of Vicente

When Vicente Duque Contreras was born on 5 April 1741, in La Grita, Jáuregui, Táchira, Venezuela, his father, Clemente Duque, was 40 and his mother, Maria Ana Contreras Morales, was 37. He had at least 1 daughter with Francisca Martel. He died in his hometown.

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Vicente Duque Contreras
Manuela Mora Sánchez
Juana Francisca Duque Mora
Luciano Ramón Duque Mora
María Lucia Duque Mora
María del Rosario Duque Mora
José María Duque Mora
Antonio Lorenzo Duque Mora
Juan Antonio Duque Mora
Félix de la Cruz Duque Mora

Sources (15)

  • Jn Bisente Duque en el registro de Félix de la Cruz Duque, "Venezuela, Diócesis de San Cristóbal, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1601-1962"
  • Vicente Duqe en el registro de Manuela Mora, "Venezuela, Diócesis de San Cristóbal, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1601-1962"
  • Victe Duque en el registro de Feliz de la Cruz Duque y María Casilda Sánchez, "Venezuela, Diócesis de San Cristóbal, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1601-1962"

World Events (4)


General Simon Bolivar defeats royalist forces in the Battle of Boyaca and the Republic of Colombia (also known as Gran Colombia) is proclaimed on December 17, consisting of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.


In the Battle of Carabobo, Bolivar defeated the royalists outside of Caracas.


The Federal War began in Venezuela. Ezequiel Zamora (1817-1860) led the Federalist Army until his assassination on Jan 10, 1860.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Carlos, Juan, Jorge, Mario, Fernando, Luis, Francisco, Manuel, Miguel, Diego, Javier.

Spanish and Portuguese: from duque ‘duke’ (from Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.

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

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