Plácido León

1905–1985 (Age 80)
Jauja, Junín, Peru

The Life of Plácido

Plácido León was born about 1905, in Jauja, Junín, Peru. He died about 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 80.

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Plácido León
1905–1985
Teodora Bolivar
1910–1980

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World Events (3)

1929

Age 24

Chile returned Tacna to Peru.
1975

Age 70

Quechua, the language of the Inca, was made an official language along with Spanish of Peru.
1981

Age 76

Peru fights border war with Ecuador over Cordillera del Condor, which a 1942 protocol had given to Peru.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (León): habitational name from León, a city in northwestern Spain, named with Latin legio, genitive legionis ‘legion’, a division of the Roman army. In Roman times the city was the garrison of the 7th Legion, known as the Legio Gemina. The city's name became reduced from Legion(em) to Leon(em), and in this form developed an unetymological association with the word for ‘lion’, Spanish león.2 Spanish: from the personal name León, from Greek leōn ‘lion’ ( see Lyon 2). Leon is also found as a Greek family name.3 Spanish: nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from león ‘lion’.

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

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