Cecilia Caballero Blanco

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Cecilia Caballero Blanco
Olga Duque de Ospina con Cecilia Caballero de López.jpg
1993 photograph by Hernán Díaz.
First Lady of Colombia
In role
7 August 1974 (1974-08-07) – 7 August 1978 (1978-08-07)
PresidentAlfonso López Michelsen
Preceded byMaría Cristina Arango Vega
Succeeded byNydia Quintero Turbay
Personal details
Born(1913-09-30)30 September 1913
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died13 August 2019(2019-08-13) (aged 105)
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Alfonso López Michelsen (1938–2007)

Cecilia Caballero Blanco (30 September 1913 – 13 August 2019) was the wife 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, lawyer and politician on 23 October 1938. They had three children: Alfonso, an economist and diplomat, Juan Manuel, and Felipe. She turned 100 in September 2013,[2] and died on 13 August 2019 at the age of 105.[3][4] She was also the Longest lived First lady of Colombia.


  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.
  3. ^ "Fallece Cecilia Caballero, esposa del expresidente Alfonso López Michelsen" [Cecilia Caballero, wife of former president Alfonso López Michelsen dies]. Canal 1 (in Spanish). 13 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. ^ Restrepo, Carolina (14 August 2019). "Falleció Cecilia Caballero, viuda de Alfonso López Michelsen" [Cecilia Caballero, widow of Alfonso López Michelsen, has died]. La FM (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2019.