Bidlack, Benjamin Alden b. September 8, 1804 d. February 6, 1849 US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1841 to 1845. He also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1835, and as the United States Charge d'Affaires to New Grenada from 1845 until his death in 1849. He has a Cenotaph memorial in Milford, Pennsylvania. English Cemetery, Bogota, Distrito Capital, Colombia
Concha Córdoba, Cardinal. Luis b. November 7, 1891 d. September 18, 1975 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of José Vicente Concha, president of Colombia, and his first wife, Luis Concha Córdoba was born in Bogotá where he received his first education at home. Moving to Paris along with his father following the latter's appointment as ambassador in France, he entered the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice, later pursuing his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Ordained priest in Bogotá in October 1916 during the period in which his father was serving his...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral Primada, Bogota, Distrito Capital, Colombia
Duque, Cardinal. Aníbal Muñoz b. October 3, 1908 d. January 15, 1987 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Santa Rosa de Osos, he studied at the Seminary of Santa Rosa de Osos, and he was ordained, on November 19, 1933, in his hometown. He worked as a Faculty member and prefect of the Minor Seminary of the Institute of Missions of Yarumal, from 1933 to 1937 and later was promoted and served as rector and vice-superior general of this same Institute from 1937 to 1950. On May 27, 1951, he was consecrated bishop of Socorro y San Gil. The next year, on December 18...[Read More] (Bio by: Guy Gagnon) Catedral Primada, Bogota, Distrito Capital, Colombia Plot: Capilla del Sagrario
Luque Sánchez, Cardinal. Crisanto b. February 1, 1889 d. May 19, 1959 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Tenjo, Crisanto Luque Sánchez attended the conciliar seminary of Bogotá and was ordained priest in October 1916. Chaplain of the Marley clinic, vicar of the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves parish and pastor of Guachetá, in 1931 Luque Sánchez was appointed auxiliary for the diocese of Tunja receiving his episcopal consecration with the titular see of Croae on May 3 of that year at the primatial cathedral of Bogotá. Named archbishop of the metropolitan see of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral Primada, Bogota, Distrito Capital, Colombia Plot: Capilla de San Pedro.
Puyana, Rafael b. October 14, 1931 d. March 1, 2013 Musician. A harpsichordist, he is remembered as the late 20th century's premier exponent of his instrument. Born Rafael Antonio Lazara Puyana Michelsen, he manifested his talent early, began formal piano study at six, and at 13 made a well received recital debut at Bogata's Teatro Colon. At 16 he relocated to Boston for study at the New England Conservatory and while there developed an attraction to the then largely ignored harpsichord then after further education at Hartford, Connecticut's...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cementerio Central, Bogota, Distrito Capital, Colombia
Revollo Bravo, Cardinal. Mario b. June 19, 1919 d. November 3, 1995 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Genoa, Italy, where his father was serving as Colombian consul of the city, Mario Revollo Bravo was raised in Bogotá, where he entered seminary. Pursuing his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and Pontifical Biblical Institute, he was ordained priest there in October 1943 at the Chiesa del Gesù of the Jesuit fathers. Back in Bogotá, he served as chaplain to Catholic schools between 1948 and 1967, member of the teaching staff of the major...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral Primada, Bogota, Distrito Capital, Colombia Plot: Capilla de La Soledad.