Tte. Sergio Ricardo Aguirre Cantoral

20 September 1953–31 August 1982 (Age 28)
La Fragua, Zacapa, Guatemala

The Life of Sergio Ricardo

When Tte. Sergio Ricardo Aguirre Cantoral was born on 20 September 1953, in La Fragua, Zacapa, Guatemala, his father, Ricardo Aguirre, was 35 and his mother, Aura Alicia Cantoral Cabrera, was 21. He died on 31 August 1982, in his hometown, at the age of 28.

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Ricardo Aguirre
Aura Alicia Cantoral Cabrera
Tte. Sergio Ricardo Aguirre Cantoral

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World Events (3)


Age 10

Colonel Enrique Peralta becomes president following the assassination of Castillo.

Age 23

A major earthquake struck Guatemala causing around 23,000 deaths and $700 million in damage.

Age 29

General Efrain Rios Montt seized power from Pres. Lucas Garcia. Under his 17-month rule the army burned Indian villages and killed thousands of suspected leftists. Montt established the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG).

Name Meaning

Spanish form of Basque Agirre, a topographic name from Basque ager, agir ‘open space’, ‘pasture’. This is found as the first element of several place names, reflected in surnames such as Aguirrezabal(a) ‘broad open space’; the modern surname may be a shortening of any of these.

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

Sources (1)

  • Sergio Ricardo Aguirre Cantoral, "Guatemala, Zacapa, Registro Civil, 1877-1994"

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