Augusto Pinochet

1915 - 2006

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Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (25 November 1915 – 10 December 2006) was a Chilean army officer and military dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. He was the leader of the military junta from 1973 to 1981, and was declared President of the Republic by the junta in 1974 and thus became the dictator of Chile, and from 1981 to 1990 as de jure president after a new constitution which confirmed him in the office was approved by a referendum in 1980. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Pinochet has received more than 10,923,635 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Augusto Pinochet is the 146th most popular politician (down from 139th in 2019), the most popular biography from Chile and the most popular Chilean Politician.

Augusto Pinochet is most famous for being the military dictator of Chile from 1973 to 1990.

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Among politicians, Augusto Pinochet ranks 146 out of 19,576Before him are Bernie Sanders, Skanderbeg, Bayezid II, Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, and Al Gore. After him are Hatshepsut, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Pol Pot, Abdul Hamid II, Xerxes I, and Alexander I of Russia.

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Among people born in 1915, Augusto Pinochet ranks 2Before him is Édith Piaf. After him are Anthony Quinn, Moshe Dayan, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Roland Barthes, Vasily Zaitsev, Yitzhak Shamir, David Rockefeller, Arthur Miller, and Orson Welles. Among people deceased in 2006, Augusto Pinochet ranks 2Before him is Saddam Hussein. After him are Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, Gerald Ford, Naguib Mahfouz, Milton Friedman, Stanisław Lem, James Brown, Philippe Noiret, Syd Barrett, and Oriana Fallaci.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Augusto Pinochet ranks 1 out of 321After him are Salvador Allende (1908), Pablo Neruda (1904), Víctor Jara (1932), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), and Patricio Aylwin (1918).


Among politicians born in Chile, Augusto Pinochet ranks 1After him are Salvador Allende (1908), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Patricio Aylwin (1918), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Luis Corvalán (1916), Jorge Alessandri (1896), and Orlando Letelier (1932).