Jorge Rafael Videla

1925 - 2013

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Jorge Rafael Videla ( vid-EL-ə; Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe rafaˈel βiˈðela]; 2 August 1925 – 17 May 2013) was an Argentine military officer and dictator who was the 47th President of Argentina and as well as the 1st President of the National Reorganisation Process from 1976 to 1981. His rule, which was during the time of Operation Condor, was among the most infamous in Latin America during the Cold War due to its high level of human rights abuses and severe economic mismanagement. He came to power in a coup d'état that deposed Isabel Perón. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Rafael Videla has received more than 1,554,094 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Jorge Rafael Videla is the 949th most popular politician (up from 1,004th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 13th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Argentinean Politician.

Jorge Rafael Videla is most famous for being the president of Argentina from 1976 to 1981, during which time he was responsible for the Dirty War, a military dictatorship that resulted in the disappearance of 30,000 Argentinians.

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Over the past year Jorge Rafael Videla has had the most page views in the with 527,149 views, followed by English (225,763), and Italian (80,890). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Waray (552.17%), Ido (119.04%), and Dutch (106.90%)


Among politicians, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 949 out of 19,576Before him are Sigismund I the Old, Onan, Paul Barras, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Alberto Fujimori, and Petronius Maximus. After him are Konstantin von Neurath, Andrew II of Hungary, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Charles XI of Sweden, and Wilm Hosenfeld.

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Among people born in 1925, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 19Before him are Albert Bandura, Audie Murphy, Mikis Theodorakis, Lee Van Cleef, Carlos Castaneda, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Tony Curtis, B.B. King, Jack Lemmon, Rock Hudson, Jacques Delors, and Peter Sellers. Among people deceased in 2013, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 8Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Hugo Chávez, Peter O'Toole, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and Võ Nguyên Giáp. After him are Doris Lessing, Heinrich Rohrer, Djalma Santos, Giulio Andreotti, Frederick Sanger, and Robert Coleman Richardson.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 12 out of 1,154Before him are Eva Perón (1919), Juan Perón (1895), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Lionel Messi (1987), and Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931). After him are Martha Argerich (1941), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Daniel Barenboim (1942), José de San Martín (1778), Omar Sívori (1935), and Mario Kempes (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Argentina

Among politicians born in Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 4Before him are Eva Perón (1919), Juan Perón (1895), and Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931). After him are Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Carlos Menem (1930), Leopoldo Galtieri (1926), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Alberto Fernández (1959), Raúl Alfonsín (1927), Richard Walther Darré (1895), and Reynaldo Bignone (1928).