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Juan Perón

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón

Profession: General and President of Argentina


Biography: Served as President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955, and again from 1973 to 1974.

The leader of a populist movement known as Peronism, he and his wife Eva Perón were hugely popular among large swathes of the Argentine population, and attacked as demagogues by others.

Born: October 8, 1895
Birthplace: Lobos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

Died: July 1, 1974 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1945-10-22 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Duarte (26) at a civil ceremony in Junin

Historical Events

  • 1943-06-04 Argentina taken over by General Rawson & Colonel Juan Perón
  • 1944-02-24 Minister of War Juan Perón leads a coup in Argentina
  • 1945-10-17 Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón
  • 1946-02-24 General Juan Perón first elected President of Argentina
  • 1955-06-16 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Perón
  • 1955-09-19 An army and navy revolt forces Argentine President Juan Perón to resign and flee to Paraguay
  • 1955-10-11 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
  • 1955-11-03 Argentine ex-president Juan Perón arrives in Nicaragua
  • 1955-11-21 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Juan Peron
  • 1963-02-12 Argentina requests the extradition of ex-president Juan Perón
  • 1963-12-12 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-President Juan Perón
  • 1973-06-20 Juan Perón returns from exile to Argentina after 18 years
  • 1973-09-23 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Perón returns to power

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