Penned 4-Volume Work on Equitorial America
My latest find in my search for Jose Mier around the world is one José Maria de-Mier. This man is a historian and author from Colombia. He was born in 1929 and has, among other things, published a four-volume work in 1987 about the history of Latin America, specifically Equatorial countries.
There’s more information about this particular Jose then in many of my recent searches on Google Books. That’s because this is the author himself and not just some reference tune up skier José in one of the books I find. As of this writing I don’t know whether this José is living or deceased. If you were still alive that would make him 91 years old.
It’s interesting that he uses the nobiliary particle in his name, the family obviously retained this from its noble past. I find the use of the “de” to be more prevalent for some reason in Central and South America as well as Spain. That’s not to say there is not a significant number of Jose Miers who have dropped the de from before their surname.
For my purposes it doesn’t matter whether there is a de in front of the name or not. I consider both to be equally important and worthy of addition to my growing list the people who bear my name. The addition of this Jose de Mier brings my list almost to 40. This author, although not technically famous, joins the list of other Joses who have published works including some musicians and physicians. Welcome to the list, author Mier.