Person - Aranzadi Cuervas-Mons, Íñigo de (1922-2003)

Aranzadi Cuervas-Mons, Íñigo de (1922-2003)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Aranzadi Cuervas-Mons, Íñigo de (1922-2003)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Pamplona (Navarra, España)  1922-08-31 - Madrid (España)  2003-06-06

History:

Writer, poet, ethnologist and genealogist. Bachelor in Journalism by the Complutense University of Madrid and graduated in Genealogy and Heraldry by the Salazar y Castro Institute of CSIC.

He was marquis of the Gándara Real. He was married to María Luisa Pérez de Arenaza Salazar.

Since 1949 he moved to current Equatorial Guinea working as a service servant of the General Government of the province of Río Muni, where he stayed for sixteen years. During his stay in Africa, he wrote the vast majority of his literary works and collected his ethnological, gathering in his journeys "the most extensive and complete existing collection of objects of Fang culture." He was president of the Instituto de Buenas Letras y Tradiciones of Río Muni and official chronicler of the city of Bata. In addition, he was a corresponding academic of Language and History, a member of the Institute of African Studies of CSIC, and other international institutions of this field. He is considered one of the fathers of Spanish African Studies.

Among his publications, we can mention: La adivinanza en la zona de los Ntumu, Tradiciones orales del bosque Fang (1962), En el bosque Fang (1962), Mientras despierta la noche, Poemas en Marruecos (1950), Cosas del Bosque Fang (1998) and El tambor (1989).

He was the Knight of the Order of Malta and a gentleman of the Pope.

Context:

Investigador habitual en el Archivo de la Real Chancillería de Valladolid entre los años cuarenta y sesenta del siglo XX.

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Profesión (Es realizada por):

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Poetas

Places

Lugar de Residencia:

Guinea Ecuatorial

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Pamplona (Navarra, España) in 1922-08-31

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 2003-06-06

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Aranzadi Cuervas-Mons, Amada de  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

External Links

Fichero de autoridades:

ISNI

Catálogo de autoridades:

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España