Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, son of Celia de la Serna and Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14, 1928.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, son of Celia de la Serna and Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14, 1928. Ernesto spent his early childhood together with his family in the province of Misiones. In 1933, they moved to the city of Alta Gracia, province of Córdoba, looking for a kind of weather that would relieve Ernesto from the chronic asthma he suffered since he was two years old. The Guevara marriage and their five children lived there during eleven years, until they moved to the city of Córdoba, where Ernesto attended Dean Funes national secondary school.During this period, his love for reading began, and he started to take notes in his notebook called "Books Index” of all works he read and to write his “Philosophy Dictionary” where he picked up concepts, biographies, and schools of thought that called his attention.In 1947, the family decides to establish itself in Buenos Aires, where Ernesto began to study medicine and to work in a clinic as assistant. Sports lover, Ernesto played rugby in several clubs and made his first trip to the Argentine northeast, covering 12 Argentine provinces in a motorcycle. In 1951, he was hired as paramedical on board of a Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF) ship. In the end of that year, he began his first trip traversing South America.
“I remember specially one day when, while I was reading in my studio, one of the boys came in complaining for the hit of a stone in one leg. I went outside to see what was going on and I found out that in the back yard they had built several intercommunicating trench lines, and in them there was a real stone storage... They were playing war! (...) Then I forgot about all that stuff. I forgot about the unfriendly Ernesto. Time passed by and he continued in the path of life. He studied and almost became a scientist”.Ernesto Guevara Lynch
“Mi hijo, el Che” ("My son, Che”)