Emilio Calderón

–1974
Costa Rica

The Life of Emilio

Emilio Calderón was born in Costa Rica. He died in 1974, in his hometown.

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World Events (3)

1859

President Juan Rafael Mora is ousted from power. After a failed attempt at a counter-coup, he is executed.
1874

American businessman Minor Cooper Keith brings the United Fruit Company and banana cultivation to Cost Rica. Keith originally arrived to oversee construction of the Atlantic Railroad, which would connect the coffee producing central plateau with the Caribbean coast.
1948

Civil War. Rafael Angel Calderon Guradia refuses to step down for election winner Otilio Ulate. Don Pepe Figueres Ferrer leads the revolution against Calderon and topples the government after 40 days of fighting.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Calderón): topographic name from an augmentative of caldera ‘basin’, ‘crater’, ‘hollow’, a common element of stream and mountain names, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Calderón in Valencia province. Alternatively, it may be a metonymic occupational name from the same word in the sense ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’.

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

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