Ballon Farfan, Benigno

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Ballon Farfan, Benigno Gender: M
born on 13 February 1892 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Arequipa, Peru, 16s24, 71w33
Timezone LMT m71w33 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°52' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°06 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°40'

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Benigno Ballon Farfan
photo: Arturitoarequipa, license gfdl


Peruvian musician. He was one of the most renowned composers and musicians of the city of Arequipa. Author of almost all subjects representative of the town and are now part of their musical heritage. He married three times, and the woman was to him a constant source of inspiration. Several of his musical compositions are dedicate to them. His first wife was Maria Josefa Vargas Espinoza, to whom he dedicated the waltz Silvia in 1955; to her death, he married again with Hortensia Medina Velasquez. His third wife was Matilda, to whom he dedicated the One Step: Matilde, Benigno, used to say that he had a third wife, Mrs. Valencia, who lived in the countryside. In total he had 16 children.

He died on 12 July 1957, at 3 in the morning, after having been three days in renal coma.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Spanish)

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger