Francisco Rosa Silva

23 July 1935–28 September 2007 (Age 72)
Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

The Life of Francisco

When Francisco Rosa Silva was born on 23 July 1935, in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain, his father, Francisco Rosa López, was 45 and his mother, Maria Josefa Silva Alvarez, was 38. He died on 28 September 2007, in his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain.

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Francisco Rosa López
Maria Josefa Silva Alvarez
Juan Jose Rosa Silva
Josefa Rosa Silva
Francisco Rosa Silva

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World Events (8)


Age 1

General Francisco Franco became the leader of the rebels and civil war ensued.
1936 · Spanish Civil War

Age 1

After years of civil war against the government, Franco's side wins. Upon victory, a dictatorship is established by Francisco Franco.

Age 24

ETA political party is founded with the aim of creating an independent homeland in Spain's Basque region. The full name of the organization, Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna, means Basque Fatherland and Freedom.

Name Meaning

1 Italian and Catalan: from rosa ‘rose’ (Latin rosa), applied in part as a topographic name for someone who lived where wild roses grew, in part as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, and in part as a nickname for someone with a pink, rosy complexion.2 Portuguese and Spanish: in most cases a short form of a name such as (de la) Rosa (Spanish) or (da) Rosa (Portuguese), or occasionally from the female personal name Rosa.3 Polish and Czech: from the vocabulary word rosa ‘dew’, ‘juice’, ‘sap’, applied as a nickname.

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

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