Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

1903 - 1948

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Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala (January 23, 1903 – April 9, 1948) was a left-wing Colombian politician and charismatic leader of the Liberal Party. He served as the mayor of Bogotá from 1936-37, the national Education Minister from 1940-41, and the Labor Minister from 1943–44. He was assassinated during his second presidential campaign in 1948, setting off the Bogotazo  and leading to a violent period of political unrest in Colombian history known as La Violencia (approx. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán has received more than 262,280 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jorge Eliécer Gaitán is the 6,876th most popular politician (up from 6,886th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Colombia (down from 21st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Colombian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán ranks 6,876 out of 15,710Before him are Petru Rareș, Sergio Oliva, Tokugawa Ieharu, Mikhail of Vladimir, Quintus Pedius, and Daru of Baekje. After him are Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, Zénaïde Bonaparte, Agron, Albert I, Duke of Saxony, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, and Princess Françoise of Orléans.

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Among people born in 1903, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán ranks 108Before him are Rudolf Serkin, Victor Brauner, Steven Runciman, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Richard Thomalla, and Flaminio Bertoni. After him are Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Gregor Piatigorsky, Nikolai Voznesensky, Rensis Likert, Vladimir Jankélévitch, and Florence Owens Thompson. Among people deceased in 1948, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán ranks 64Before him are Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Béla Miklós, Seishirō Itagaki, Mitsumasa Yonai, Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, and Jacques Feyder. After him are Manuel Ponce, Solomon Mikhoels, Princess Henriette of Belgium, Radola Gajda, Sabahattin Ali, and Kâzım Karabekir.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán ranks 23 out of 271Before him are Belisario Betancur (1923), Andrés Escobar (1967), Rodrigo Lara (1946), Pedro López (1948), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), and Ernesto Samper (1950). After him are Samael Aun Weor (1917), Manuel Marulanda (1930), Álvaro Mutis (1923), John Leguizamo (1964), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), and Íngrid Betancourt (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In Colombia

Among politicians born in Colombia, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán ranks 11Before him are Álvaro Uribe (1952), Virgilio Barco Vargas (1921), Belisario Betancur (1923), Rodrigo Lara (1946), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), and Ernesto Samper (1950). After him are Manuel Marulanda (1930), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), Íngrid Betancourt (1961), Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900), Andrés Pastrana Arango (1954), and Antonio Nariño (1765).