Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno y Seebacher, was born in San Sebastián on 26 October 1923 and lived in Madrid until her death on 1 October 2012.
Tatiana was from a family with ancient roots in the history of Spain, whose origins date back to the 13th century. The family branch resulted from the union, in the 19th century, of the Golfines family from Cáceres and the Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno family from Córdoba, and settled in Spain’s capital, Madrid.
She spent her childhood and youth in the family home on General Martínez Campos Street in Madrid, and then, in 1949, married Julio Peláez Avendaño, a physicist by profession, who transmitted to her a love of science and research.
In 1953, the couple set up home in Quinta de Torre Arias Park, in Madrid, where they pursued their love of nature. On the death of her father, in 1977, Tatiana became 8th Countess Torre Arias, Grandee of Spain, 11th Marquise of Santa Marta and 11th Marquise of Torre de Esteban Hambrán.
Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno was characterised by her concern to preserve her legacy for future generations. To this end, she decided to establish a foundation, which, after her death, would keep the family estate together and run it for the benefit of the whole of society.
Following the death of her husband in 2003, Tatiana established the Foundation, acting as its first president.