Jorge Zorreguieta

Argentine Politician
Born Jan 28, 1928

Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini is a former politician from Argentina. He was Minister of Agriculture in the regime of General Jorge Rafael Videla. Zorreguieta is the father of Princess Máxima, wife of the heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange.… Read More

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  • Argentine Princess's Dad Has Dictatorship History
    Fox News - Feb 03, 2013
  • Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates In Favour Of Son
    Guardian (UK) - Jan 28, 2013
  • Ned Klets! Zorreguieta Nu Toch Voor Rechter? Radio Nederland Wereldomroep
    Google News - Sep 16, 2011
  • Zorreguieta Fue Demandado Clarín.Com
    Google News - Sep 13, 2011


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1928 Birth Jorge Zorreguieta was born in Buenos Aires in 1928, the oldest child of Spanish-Basque and Italian immigrants. … Read More


1956 28 Years Old Zorreguieta married in 1956 to Marta López Gil (born 1935). … Read More


1970 42 Years Old He married again, to María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (born 8 September 1944), daughter of Jorge Horacio Cerruti and Maria del Carmen Carricart, on 27 May 1970 in Paraguay. They had two daughters and two sons: The news of the crown prince Willem-Alexander's relationship and eventual marriage plans to Máxima Zorreguieta caused controversy in the Netherlands. Máxima's father had been the Minister of Agriculture during the regime of former Argentine President Videla, a military dictator who ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1981 and who was responsible for many atrocities against civilians (An estimated 10,000–30,000 people were kidnapped and murdered during this and subsequent military regimes before democracy was restored to Argentina in 1983). … Read More
1976 48 Years Old After the 1976 Argentine coup d'état of General Videla, Zorreguieta became Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.


1979 51 Years Old From March 1979 until March 1981 he was Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock. … Read More
1981 53 Years Old In 1981 Zorreguieta stepped down as minister. … Read More


2002 74 Years Old Despite finding Zorreguieta to be at fault, the marriage between his daughter Máxima and crown prince Willem-Alexander was approved by parliament because Máxima herself had not done anything wrong; however Jorge Zorreguieta was not allowed to attend the 2002 wedding. … Read More
2013 85 Years Old Zorreguieta was not present at the investiture of his son-in-law Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013 in Amsterdam.
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