Guillermo de Bango

Preferred Name
Guillermo de Bango
Library of Congress Naming Authority
Bango, Guillermo de, 1928- [info:lc/authorities/names/no2004037725]
Entity Date
1928 - 2009

Guillermo de Bango was born in Havana, Cuba, on February 10, 1928.  He became a schoolteacher in 1950, earned a PhD degree, and was the First Minister of Technical Education in 1959.  De Bango served ten years as a political prisoner and seven years under house arrest. He followed his wife and children to New Orleans, La., in 1979.  He founded the Fundacion Hispano-Americana de Arte Cervantes, a school to teach classic and modern Latin American art, music, and dance.  Guillermo de Bango died on April 10, 2009.