The youngest daughter of Aureliano Segundo and Fernanda del Carpio, she is roughly the same age as Aureliano (II), whom she doesn't know is her nephew. Though they are playmates as children, Fernanda sends her daughter to school in Brussels when she is 11 years old, while her grandson Aureliano (II) is hidden from the family and the town. Amaranta Úrsula returns from her trip to Europe with a Belgian husband, Gaston. She wants to revitalize Macondo and the Buendía household, but it is too late: Both are headed for inevitable ruin. She falls in love with Aureliano (II)—still not knowing how they are related—and gives birth to his child. Amaranta dies in childbirth.