Augusto Pinochet

1915 - 2006

Augusto Pinochet

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (, also US: , UK: , Spanish: [awˈɣusto pinoˈ(t)ʃe(t)]; 25 November 1915 – 10 December 2006) was a Chilean general, politician and dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, first as the President of the Military Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981, before being automatically declared President of the Republic by the junta in 1974.Pinochet assumed power in Chile following a United States-backed coup d'état on 11 September 1973 that overthrew the democratically-elected socialist Unidad Popular government of President Salvador Allende, and ended civilian rule. The support of the United States was crucial to the coup and the consolidation of power afterward. Pinochet had been promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army by Allende on 23 August 1973, having been its General Chief of Staff since early 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Pinochet has received more than 6,307,889 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 138th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Augusto Pinochet ranks 136 out of 14,801Before him are Bayezid II, Mark Antony, Deng Xiaoping, Simón Bolívar, Mustafa I, and Pompey. After him are Hatshepsut, Ho Chi Minh, Clovis I, Paul von Hindenburg, Napoleon II, and Brutus the Younger.

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

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Augusto Pinochet ranks 1 out of 152After him are Pablo Neruda (1904), Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Víctor Jara (1932), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), Hugo Gunckel Lüer (1901), and Ricardo Lagos (1938).


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

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