Tomás Estrada Palma (1835-1908)

Tomás Estrada Palma, an attorney, was born on July 6, 1835, in Bayamo, Oriente Province in then Spanish Cuba, to Dr. Andrés Duque de Estrada y Palma and Maria Candelaria de Palma y Tamayo. Tomás had two sisters, Margarita Duque de Estrada y Tamayo and … Read MoreTomás Estrada Palma (1835-1908)

Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (1817-1861)

Francisco del Rosario Sánchez was one of the founders of the independent Dominican Republic. He was born on March 9, 1817, in Santo Domingo. His parents were Narcisco Sánchez Ramon, a “pardo” (brown person) and Olaya del Rosario de Belen, a white woman from the … Read MoreFrancisco del Rosario Sánchez (1817-1861)

King Sobhuza II (1899-1982)

King Sobhuza II was the first ruler of independent Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). He was born on July 22, 1899, at Zombodze in the British protectorate of Swaziland. His parents were Inkhosikati Lomawa Ndwandwe and King Ngwane V. He was given the name Nkhotfotjni. On September … Read MoreKing Sobhuza II (1899-1982)