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Juan Velasco Alvarado

1910 - 1977

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Juan Francisco Velasco Alvarado (June 16, 1910 – December 24, 1977) was a Peruvian general who served as the President of Peru after a successful coup d'état against Fernando Belaúnde's presidency in 1968. Under his presidency, nationalism, as well as left-leaning policies of state capitalism that addressed indigenous Peruvians, such as nationalization or agrarian reform were adopted. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Velasco Alvarado has received more than 320,919 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Juan Velasco Alvarado is the 5,870th most popular politician (down from 5,785th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Peru (down from 27th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Peruvian Politician.

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Among politicians, Juan Velasco Alvarado ranks 5,870 out of 15,577Before him are Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, Pyeongwon of Goguryeo, Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, Abdul Karim, Emperor Chūkyō, and Mir-Hossein Mousavi. After him are Horst Seehofer, Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, Abi-Eshuh, Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, King Xuan of Zhou, and Joschka Fischer.

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Among people born in 1910, Juan Velasco Alvarado ranks 72Before him are Luise Rainer, Kim Yong-sik, Tancredo Neves, Maurice Papon, Chico Xavier, and Farid al-Atrash. After him are Remo Giazotto, Kenneth E. Boulding, Barthélemy Boganda, Miguel Hernández, Paul Bowles, and He Zizhen. Among people deceased in 1977, Juan Velasco Alvarado ranks 55Before him are Leopold Stokowski, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Marc Bolan, Hamida Djandoubi, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and Eduard Roschmann. After him are Carlos Pace, Takeo Kurita, Alia Al-Hussein, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jan Patočka, and Félix Gouin.

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Among people born in Peru, Juan Velasco Alvarado ranks 31 out of 232Before him are Yawar Waqaq (1380), Inca Roca (1350), César Vallejo (1892), Alan García (1949), Titu Cusi (1535), and Sinchi Roca (1230). After him are Sayri Túpac (1535), José Carlos Mariátegui (1894), Lloque Yupanqui (1260), Mayta Cápac (1290), Cápac Yupanqui (1320), and Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1535).

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Among politicians born in Peru, Juan Velasco Alvarado ranks 18Before him are Túpac Huallpa (1510), Yawar Waqaq (1380), Inca Roca (1350), Alan García (1949), Titu Cusi (1535), and Sinchi Roca (1230). After him are Sayri Túpac (1535), Lloque Yupanqui (1260), Mayta Cápac (1290), Cápac Yupanqui (1320), Fernando Belaúnde Terry (1912), and Alejandro Toledo (1946).