Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was born on 5 June 1942 in Acoa-Kam in the east-central Mongomo district of Rio Muni. He attended secondary school at Bata, completing his studies at evening school. In 1963, Obiang traveled to Spain to attend the Saragossa Military Academy. He graduated in 1965 with the rank of junior lieutenant and returned home to begin his military career. Obiang is married to Constancia de Obiang Nguema. They have several children.