Leonte Roja Picado

24 June 1926–12 February 1954 (Age 27)
Chinandega, Nicaragua

The Life of Leonte

When Leonte Roja Picado was born on 24 June 1926, in Chinandega, Nicaragua, his father, Ramiro Roja Rivera, was 23 and his mother, Anita Picado Roja, was 20. He died on 12 February 1954, in Chinandega, Chinandega, Nicaragua, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

Ramiro Roja Rivera
1903–1948
Anita Picado Roja
1906–1976
Leonte Roja Picado
1926–1954

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World Events (5)

1927

Age 1

After five hundred battles fought against U.S. marines and sympathizers, Sandino successfully expels U.S. armed forces from Nicaragua.
1934

Age 8

The U.S. withdraws, leaving Nicaraguan military officer, Anastasio Somoza as Commander of the National Guard.
1936

Age 10

Anastasio Somoza founds a brutal dictatorship, fueled by U.S. funds, which is passed from father to son to brother for over 43 years.

Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for someone with a raucous voice or who liked to dress brightly, from soja ‘jay’.

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

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