Person - Hernández Millares, Jorge (1911-1966)

Hernández Millares, Jorge (1911-1966)




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Hernández Millares, Jorge (1911-1966)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España)  1911-11-05 - México  1966-09-18


Spanish teacher and geographer that exiled due to the Spanish Civil War. He was member of one of the most popular families of intellectuals from the Canary islands, the Millares. He was grandson of the novelist and notary Agustín Millares Cubas, and nephew of paleographer Agustín Millares Carló. He garduated in Geography and History in the universities of Madrid and Zaragoza (Spain). Before the war, he worked in the library of the Complutense University of Madrid and was secretary of "El Museo Canario" magazine (ran by his uncle Agustín Millares) between 1933 and 1936, where he published works like "Índice de los papeles de la Inquisición de Canarias del Archivo Histórico Nacional".

During the Spanish Civil War, he fought in the Madrid front, where he was wounded in one leg. He first exiled in France, where he was imprisoned in a concentration camp in 1939 and nearly died due to dysentery. With the help of his uncle Agustín Millares Carló, he was able to go to Mexico arriving in April 1939 as refugee. In 1941, he helped his wife Caridad Garriga Pato and his daughter Georgina Hernández Garriga to exile in Mexico as well. Once there, he directed the Estudio Cartográfico Hispano Americano for ten years. He held the professorship of History of the World, was professor of Geography in the Normal School of Higher Education of Mexico, Head of Publishing of the School of Higher Education of Mexico and its magazine, and collaborated in the magazine of the "Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia" about History of America and in the newspaper "Novedades". He also published many books about cartography, geography and history.

At the end of the fifties, he was able to return to Spain, but only for a visit. He received help from the "Junta de Auxilio a los Republicanos Españoles" (JARE). He died in Mexico City the 18th September 1933. Some of his relatives, like his grandson, are making a documentary that will tell his life during the exile.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



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México in 1939

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Veracruz (México) in 1939-04-26

Lugar de Defunción:

México in 1966-09-18




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Garriga Pato, Caridad (1914-?)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Garriga Pato, José (?-1947)  - Collateral (He/She is my brother-in-law/sister-in-law; Probable cuñado)

Millares Carlo, Dolores (1888-1971)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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Junta de Auxilio a los Republicanos Españoles  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of; Recibe ayuda )

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