Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

1900 - 1975

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Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (12 March 1900 – 17 January 1975) was a Colombian Army general, civil engineer, and politician who ruled as 19th President of Colombia as from June 1953 to May 1957. Rojas Pinilla gained prominence as a colonel during La Violencia, the period of civil strife in Colombia during the late 1940s that saw infighting between the ruling Conservatives and Liberal guerillas, and was named to the cabinet of Conservative President Mariano Ospina Pérez. In 1953, he mounted a successful coup d'état against Ospina's successor as president, Laureano Gómez Castro, imposing martial law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla has received more than 193,258 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Gustavo Rojas Pinilla is the 7,906th most popular politician (up from 8,028th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Colombia (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Colombian Politician.

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Among politicians, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla ranks 7,906 out of 15,710Before him are Đồng Khánh, Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Gessius Florus, Ronald Inglehart, Mika Špiljak, and Pavel Tsitsianov. After him are Mushezib-Marduk, Raymond Roger Trencavel, Celia Sánchez, Alpha Oumar Konaré, Joanna, Duchess of Brabant, and Béni Kállay.

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Among people born in 1900, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla ranks 116Before him are George Antheil, Zhang Wentian, Ernst Krenek, Herberts Cukurs, Georgia Hale, and Aristidis Konstantinidis. After him are Franz Neumann, Arturo Umberto Illia, Victor Kugler, Hellmuth Walter, Luigi Longo, and Victor Young. Among people deceased in 1975, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla ranks 86Before him are Peregrino Anselmo, G. M. B. Dobson, K. Kamaraj, Jan Mukařovský, Kazimierz Fajans, and Kang Sheng. After him are Sven Rydell, Sam Giancana, T-Bone Walker, Luigi Carlo Borromeo, Boris Blacher, and Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla ranks 30 out of 271Before him are Samael Aun Weor (1917), Manuel Marulanda (1930), Álvaro Mutis (1923), John Leguizamo (1964), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), and Íngrid Betancourt (1961). After him are Darío Castrillón Hoyos (1929), James Rodríguez (1991), Luis Garavito (1957), Radamel Falcao (1986), Camilo Torres Restrepo (1929), and José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez (1919).

Among POLITICIANS In Colombia

Among politicians born in Colombia, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla ranks 15Before him are Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Ernesto Samper (1950), Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903), Manuel Marulanda (1930), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), and Íngrid Betancourt (1961). After him are Andrés Pastrana Arango (1954), Antonio Nariño (1765), Laureano Gómez (1889), Alberto Lleras Camargo (1906), Misael Pastrana Borrero (1923), and Rafael Núñez (1825).