Cecilia Caballero Blanco

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The Most Excellent
Cecilia Caballero Blanco
First Lady of Colombia
In role
7 August 1974 (1974-08-07) – 7 August 1978 (1978-08-07)
Preceded by María Cristina Arango Vega
Succeeded by Nydia Quintero Turbay
Personal details
Born (1913-09-30) 30 September 1913 (age 104)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Alfonso López Michelsen (1938—2007)

Cecilia Caballero Blanco (born 30 September 1913) is the widow of the 24th President of Colombia, Alfonso López Michelsen, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1974 to 1978.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Cecilia was born on 30 September 1913 in Bogotá to Julio Caballero Barrera and Mary Blanco Barroso.[1] She married Alfonso López Michelsen on 23 October 1938. They had three children: Alfonso, Juan Manuel, and Felipe. She turned 100 in September 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ríos Peñaloza, Gilma (1 August 1996). "Primeras Damas del Siglo XX" [First Ladies of the 20th Century]. Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Bank of the Republic (80). ISSN 0121-3296. OCLC 39236834. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "100 years of the Girl vital Ceci" (in Spanish). elherado.co. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2015.