Juan Rolando Zapata Grau

5 August 1936–2011 (Age 74)
Piura, Piura, Peru

The Life of Juan Rolando

When Juan Rolando Zapata Grau was born on 5 August 1936, in Piura, Piura, Peru, his father, Juan Zapata Lopez, was 31 and his mother, Emilia Grau Mendoza, was 17. He died in 2011, in his hometown, at the age of 75.

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Juan Zapata Lopez
Emilia Grau Mendoza
Juan Rolando Zapata Grau

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    Juan Zapata Lopez


    Emilia Grau Mendoza




World Events (3)


Age 39

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

Age 45

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

Age 46

"Deaths and ""disappearances"" begin to escalate following army crackdown on guerrillas and drug traffickers."

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’.2 Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.

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

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