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Hugo Chávez

1954 - 2013

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Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈuɣo rafaˈel ˈtʃaβes ˈfɾ] (listen); 28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013) was a Venezuelan politician who was president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013, except for a brief period in 2002. Chávez was also leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until 2012. Born into a middle-class family in Sabaneta, Barinas, Chávez became a career military officer and, after becoming dissatisfied with the Venezuelan political system based on the Puntofijo Pact, he founded the clandestine Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 (MBR-200) in the early 1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Chávez has received more than 7,362,589 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 132 in 2019). Hugo Chávez is the 720th most popular politician (up from 732nd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Venezuela and the 2nd most popular Venezuelan Politician.

Hugo Chávez was the president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was most famous for his socialist policies and his close relationship with Cuba.

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Among politicians, Hugo Chávez ranks 720 out of 15,577Before him are Peter I of Serbia, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Mahathir Mohamad, Farouk of Egypt, Artemisia I of Caria, and Béla IV of Hungary. After him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Alexander Lukashenko, Shunzhi Emperor, Zacchaeus, Vladislaus II of Hungary, and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies.

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Among people born in 1954, Hugo Chávez ranks 6Before him are Angela Merkel, Jackie Chan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, François Hollande, and Denzel Washington. After him are Alexander Lukashenko, John Travolta, Viktor Yushchenko, James Cameron, Sócrates, and Emir Kusturica. Among people deceased in 2013, Hugo Chávez ranks 5Before him are Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, and Doris Lessing. After him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Peter O'Toole, Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Paul Walker, and Tom Clancy.

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In Venezuela

Among people born in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez ranks 2 out of 155Before him are Simón Bolívar (1783). After him are Carlos the Jackal (1949), Nicolás Maduro (1962), Francisco de Miranda (1750), Antonio José de Sucre (1795), Baruj Benacerraf (1920), Carolina Herrera (1939), Reynaldo Hahn (1874), Rafael Caldera (1916), Carlos Andrés Pérez (1922), and Rómulo Betancourt (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In Venezuela

Among politicians born in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez ranks 2Before him are Simón Bolívar (1783). After him are Nicolás Maduro (1962), Antonio José de Sucre (1795), Carolina Herrera (1939), Rafael Caldera (1916), Carlos Andrés Pérez (1922), Rómulo Betancourt (1908), José Antonio Páez (1790), Andrés Bello (1781), Marcos Pérez Jiménez (1914), and Juan Vicente Gómez (1857).

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