Alou, Matty b. December 22, 1938 d. November 3, 2011 Major League Baseball Player. For fifteen seasons (1960 to 1974), he played at the outfielder position with the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres. He was the middle sibling (Felipe, Matty and Jesus) of the Alou Brothers, who each became accomplished Major League players. Born Mateo Rojas (Alou) in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic, he attended high school in Santo Domingo and later was signed as an amateur...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Jardin Memorial Cemetery, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Beras Rojas, Cardinal. Octavio Antonio b. November 16, 1906 d. December 1, 1990 Dominican Religious Figure. Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Born on November 16, 1906, in Seibo. He studied at the Seminary Santo Tomás de Aquino, in Santo Domingo and then at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome. He was ordained on August 13, 1933, in Santo Domingo and from 1933 to 1945, he held various patoral functions in the Pastoral work in the archdiocese of Santo Domingo, such as secretary general of archdiocese, director of ecclesiastical bulletin and of weekly newspaper...[Read More] (Bio by: Guy Gagnon) Catedral Primada de America, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Columbus, Christopher b. September 1, 1451 d. May 20, 1506 Explorer. He is credited with discovering America for Europeans in 1492, although at the time, he believed he had discovered a new route to China. He was given the titles Admiral of the Ocean Sea and Viceroy of the Indies. Born Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon as he called himself in Spain), the eldest of five children in Genoa, Italy, to Domenico Colombo, a wool weaver and local guildsman, and Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a wool weaver. Although trained to follow in his father'...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Gout El Faro Colon (Columbus' Lighthouse)*, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
De Hostos De Bonilla, Eugenio María b. January 11, 1839 d. August 11, 1903 Educator, intellectual, philosopher, lawyer, sociologist, and independence advocate. He studied in the Liceo de San Juan and then his parents sent him to Spain to finish High School. Hostos attended the University of Madrid and while studying law and philosophy he became interested in politics. Hostos wrote several articles in newspapers from Madrid and Cataluña. Later on he moved to the United States and joined the Cuban Revolutionary Committee. One of the things which frustrated Hostos was...[Read More] (Bio by: Nélida Frontera-Muñoz) Panteon Nacional, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
de Merino, Fernando Arturo b. January 9, 1833 d. August 20, 1906 Religious Politician. Born in Antonci, in the Croatian region of Istria, he was a Dominican Priest and orator of national life for higher education in Santo Domingo. In 1865, he became Propagator of the independence of the island of Santo Domingo and was appointed chairman of the House and President, serving 1880 to 1882. He became archbishop of Santo Domingo in 1885 and was the greatest figure of the Dominican clergy. Catedral Primada de America, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Duranti, Doris b. April 25, 1917 d. March 10, 1995 Actress. Born Dora Durante, she is remembered for her roles in "Aldebaran," "Under the Southern Cross," "The King's Jester," "The Lion of Damascus" and "The Countess of Castiglione." After World War II, Doris Duranti fled to South America after being involved with Corrado Pavolini, a Minister in the fascist government of Italian Social Republic led by Benito Mussolini. (Bio by: Mauro Enrico) Dominican Republic Cemetery, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic Plot: Arcade, #55
Encarnacion, Mario b. September 24, 1975 d. October 3, 2005 Major League Baseball Player. A native of Bani, Dominican Republic, the 6'2", and 205lbs, Encarnacion made his major league debut on August 26, 2001, and played his final game on April 14, 2002. Originally signed by the Oakland Athletics as a amateur free agent in 1994, he played for the Colorado Rockies in 2001, and the Chicago Cubs in 2002. In his first season as a professional baseball player he had 14 hits in 62 at-bats, three RBI and two stolen bases. In April of 2005, he began playing for...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cementerio Nacional Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic