Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

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Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera y Gorricho (1857-1925) was a Filipino physician, historian and politician of Spanish and Portuguese ethnicity. Trinidad, also known by his name T. H. Pardo de Tavera was known for his writings about different aspects of Philippine culture. Trinidad was born on April 13, 1857 to Spanish lawyer and government official Félix Pardo de Tavera and Juliana Gorricho from a wealthy, illustrious Filipino family. The Pardos de Tavera had a long history. His father, Félix, descended from the Portuguese aristocratic family of Pardo from Tavira, Portugal. In late 1640s, the Pardos added the name de Tavera to affix their place of origin similar to Spanish noble customs. Among the notable members of the family was Juan Pardo de Tavera, who carried the title Marquis de Magahon and Juan VI Pardo de Tavera, the Archbishop of Toledo, Primate of Spain and Grand Inquisitor of Spain during the reign of Emperor Charles V (and I of Spain). In 1825, Trinidad's grandfather and Félix's father, Julián Pardo de Tavera, set sail for Manila and married a Filipina named Juana María Gómez. Julián and Juana bore three children: Félix, Joaquín and Carmen. The Pardos de Tavera  ( Wikipedia article )


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Ateneo de Manila University
University of Santo Tomas
University of Paris


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