Rosario (Castellanos Figueroa) Castellanos

Rosario (Castellanos Figueroa) Castellanos (1925 - 1974)

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Rosario Castellanos formerly Castellanos Figueroa aka Guerra
Born in Mexico City, Mexicomap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Tel Aviv, Israelmap
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Note on Naming Convention: Name listed as Rosario Castellanos Figueroa on Wikipedia but went by Rosario Castellanos. Also, Spanish (in this case Mexican) naming conventions put the Paternal Surname and then the Maternal Surname. Nowhere did I find that she used her husbands surname but I listed it under "Other Last Names" to be accessible.

  • Celebrated by a Google Doodle on what would have been her 91st birthday[1]
  • Noted Poet, Author & Feminist
  • Mexican Ambassador to Israel
  • "According to her own account, she felt estranged from her family after a soothsayer predicted that one of her mother's two children would die shortly, and her mother screamed out, "Not the boy!"[2]
  • Married Ricardo Guerra
  • Died from a freak electric shock from a lamp - but a literary friend of hers, Martha Cerda, thought it may have been suicide[2][3]
  • Tombstone erected in Mexico City[4][2]
  • Park in Mexico City is named for her[2]
  • Daughter of César Castellanos and Adriana Figueroa. Sister of Mario Benjamin


  1. Google Doodle: Rosario Castellanos. accessed 25 May 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Wikipedia: Rosario Castellanos, accessed 25 May 2016
  3. Farrell, Paul. "Rosario Castellanos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know." 24 May 2016. Web. 25 May 2016.

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Tomb of Rosario Castellanos in the Panteon Civil de Dolores cemetery in Mexico City
Tomb of Rosario Castellanos in the Panteon Civil de Dolores cemetery in Mexico City

Rosario Castellanos’ 91st birthday
Rosario Castellanos’ 91st birthday

Rosario Castellanos and her son Gabriel Guerra Castellanos
Rosario Castellanos and her son Gabriel Guerra Castellanos


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