Jorge Rafael Videla

1925 - 2013

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Jorge Rafael Videla Redondo (; Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe rafaˈel biˈðela]; 2 August 1925 – 17 May 2013) was a military officer and dictator, General Commander of the Army, member of the Military Junta, and de facto President of Argentina from March 29, 1976 to March 29, 1981. He came to power in a coup d'état that deposed Isabel Martínez de Perón. In 1985, two years after the return of a representative democratic government, he was prosecuted in the Trial of the Juntas for large-scale human rights abuses and crimes against humanity that took place under his rule, including kidnappings or forced disappearance, widespread torture and extrajudicial murder of activists and political opponents as well as their families at secret concentration camps. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Rafael Videla has received more than 917,094 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Jorge Rafael Videla is the 996th most popular politician (up from 1,091st 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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Among politicians, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 996 out of 15,710Before him are Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Astyages, Harold Godwinson, Constantine IV, Margaret Theresa of Spain, and Scorpion II. After him are Robert I, Duke of Normandy, Philip III of Macedon, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, Jiang Qing, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, and Władysław III of Poland.

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Among people born in 1925, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 20Before him are Tony Curtis, Carlos Castaneda, Lee Van Cleef, Mahathir Mohamad, B.B. King, and Audie Murphy. After him are Rock Hudson, Michel Piccoli, Angela Lansbury, Giorgio Napolitano, Jack Lemmon, and Douglas Engelbart. Among people deceased in 2013, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 11Before him are Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Peter O'Toole, Paul Walker, and Joan Fontaine. After him are Frederick Sanger, Tom Clancy, Douglas Engelbart, Ronald Coase, Robert Edwards, and Giulio Andreotti.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla ranks 12 out of 900Before him are Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), and Martha Argerich (1941). After him are José de San Martín (1778), Daniel Barenboim (1942), Lionel Messi (1987), Omar Sívori (1935), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), and Mercedes Sosa (1935).

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), Leopoldo Galtieri (1926), Carlos Menem (1930), Manuel Belgrano (1770), Richard Walther Darré (1895), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Reynaldo Bignone (1928), and Raúl Alfonsín (1927).