Augusto Pinochet

1915 - 2006

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Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (, also US: , UK: , Spanish: [awˈɣusto pinoˈ(t)ʃe(t)]; 25 November 1915 – 10 December 2006) was a Chilean Army General, politician and military dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, first as the leader of the Military Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981, being self-declared President of the Republic by the junta in 1974 and becoming the de facto dictator of Chile, and after 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.Augusto Pinochet rose through the ranks of the Chilean Army to become General Chief of Staff in early 1972 before being appointed its Commander-in-Chief on 23 August 1973 by President Salvador Allende. On 11 September 1973, Pinochet seized power in Chile in a coup d'état, with the support of the U.S., that toppled Allende's democratically elected Unidad Popular government and ended civilian rule. In December 1974, the ruling military junta appointed Pinochet Supreme Head of the nation by joint decree, although without the support of one of the coup's instigators, Air Force General Gustavo Leigh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Pinochet has received more than 7,764,719 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Augusto Pinochet is the 149th most popular politician (down from 136th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Chile (down from 1st in 2019) 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 149 out of 15,710Before him are Paul von Hindenburg, Bayezid II, Hosni Mubarak, Abdul Hamid II, Louis the Pious, and Francis I of France. After him are Murad I, Caracalla, Joseph Goebbels, Oliver Cromwell, Pol Pot, and Henry III of France.

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

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Among people born in Chile, Augusto Pinochet ranks 2 out of 225Before him are Pablo Neruda (1904). After him are Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Víctor Jara (1932), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), and Violeta Parra (1917).


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