Facio Segreda, Gonzalo

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Facio Segreda, Gonzalo Gender: M
Gonzalo Justo Sixto de Facio Segreda
born on 28 March 1918 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place San José, Costa Rica, 9n56, 84w05
Timezone LST m84w05 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°36' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°35 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 19°56'

Gonzalo Facio Segreda (at left, with JFK, 1962)


Costa Rican lawyer, politician, and diplomat who first became Costa Rican ambassador to the United States in 1956, and held the post for two years. He returned to the position in 1962, serving through 1966. He was named foreign minister in 1970, and was succeeded by Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier in 1978. From 1990 to 1994, he was again ambassador to the United States. In 1998, he was appointed ambassador to Mexico, and stepped down in 2001.

He served on the Founding Board of the Second Republic and was a founding member of the National Liberation Party. Between 1953 and 1956, he was President of the Legislative Assembly. He received forty-seven decorations from different countries. His published books are "Lessons of Administrative Law" (1960), "Our voice in the world" (1978), "The East-West Confrontation in the Central American Crisis" (1985) and "Litigating in Washington" (1994).

A successful litigant in his career as a lawyer, together with the Lic. Rodrigo Madrigal Nieto, he is considered one of the brightest foreign ministers of Costa Rica of the modern era. Facio died at the age of 99 on 24 January 2018 in Escazu.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 99)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat