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Alberto Fujimori

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori

Profession: President of Peru


Why Famous: President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 17 November 2000.

While some people credit his government with restoring Peru's macroeconomic stability, he was a very controversial figure. His presidency ended amid a major corruption scandal and allegations of human rights violations, forcing him to flee to Japan.

Fujimori was eventually arrested and convicted of human rights violations.

Born: July 28, 1938
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1990-07-28 Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru
  • 1992-04-05 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suspends the constitution and dissolves Congress
  • 2000-11-17 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as President of Peru
  • 2009-04-07 Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces
  • 2016-04-06 Protests in Lima, Peru by 30,000 against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on 24th anniversary of her father Alberto Fujimori's coup