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Jorge Rafael Videla

1925 - 2013

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Jorge Rafael Videla (; Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe rafaˈel biˈðela]; 2 August 1925 – 17 May 2013) was an Argentine military officer and dictator, Commander in Chief of the Army, member of the Military Junta, and de facto President of Argentina from 29 March 1976 to 29 March 1981. His reign, 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 1,219,126 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 60 in 2019). Jorge Rafael Videla is the 1,012th most popular politician (down from 995th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 12th in 2019) and the 3rd 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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Among politicians, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 1,012 out of 15,577Before him are Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ptolemy VI Philometor, John II of Portugal, Ælfweard of Wessex, Empress Gi, and Clara Petacci. After him are Haakon VII of Norway, Berke, Tokhtamysh, Jiaqing Emperor, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, and Mary, Queen of Hungary.

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Among people born in 1925, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 18Before him are Alija Izetbegović, Mahathir Mohamad, Robert F. Kennedy, Tony Curtis, Lee Van Cleef, and B.B. King. After him are Carlos Castaneda, Audie Murphy, Jack Lemmon, Peter Sellers, Rock Hudson, and Giorgio Napolitano. Among people deceased in 2013, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 9Before him are Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and Peter O'Toole. After him are Frederick Sanger, Paul Walker, Tom Clancy, Giuliano Gemma, Mohammed Omar, and Joan Fontaine.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 13 out of 1,019Before him are Daniel Barenboim (1942), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Martha Argerich (1941), and Lionel Messi (1987). After him are Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), José de San Martín (1778), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Omar Sívori (1935), Mercedes Sosa (1935), and Carlos Menem (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Argentina

Among politicians born in Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 3Before him are Eva Perón (1919) and Juan Perón (1895). After him are Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), Carlos Menem (1930), Leopoldo Galtieri (1926), Richard Walther Darré (1895), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Violet Jessop (1887), Reynaldo Bignone (1928), and Alberto Fernández (1959).