Julio Argentino Roca

1843 - 1914

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Alejo Julio Argentino Roca Paz (July 17, 1843 – October 19, 1914) was an army general and statesman who served as President of Argentina from 1880 to 1886 and from 1898 to 1904. Roca is the most important representative of the Generation of '80 and is known for directing the Conquest of the Desert, a series of military campaigns against the indigenous peoples of Patagonia. During his two terms as president, many important changes occurred, particularly major infrastructure projects of railroads and port facilities; increased foreign investment, along with immigration from Europe; large-scale immigration from southern Europe; expansion of the agricultural and pastoral sectors of the economy; and laicizing legislation strengthening state power. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julio Argentino Roca has received more than 128,629 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Julio Argentino Roca is the 6,843rd most popular politician (down from 6,552nd in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 90th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Argentinean Politician.

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Among politicians, Julio Argentino Roca ranks 6,843 out of 15,710Before him are Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria, Patrick Devedjian, Yeongnyu of Goguryeo, Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, and Leonardo Conti. After him are Emperor Takakura, Kim Jong-pil, Hedwig of Saxony, Sextus Julius Caesar, Emperor Kōmyō, and Franz Vranitzky.

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Among people born in 1843, Julio Argentino Roca ranks 38Before him are Mikhail Skobelev, Anton von Werner, David Popper, Henryk Siemiradzki, Adelina Patti, and Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal. After him are Eugene de Blaas, Shō Tai, Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev, Odoardo Beccari, Karl Michael Ziehrer, and David Gill. Among people deceased in 1914, Julio Argentino Roca ranks 43Before him are Giuseppe Mercalli, John Henry Poynting, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Jurji Zaydan, Theodor Lipps, and Charles Martin Hall. After him are John Muir, Stevan Mokranjac, Ödön Lechner, Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen, George William Hill, and Ivan Zajc.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Julio Argentino Roca ranks 112 out of 900Before him are Gabriela Sabatini (1970), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Carlos Bianchi (1949), Juan Román Riquelme (1978), Joseph Kessel (1898), and José Manuel Moreno (1916). After him are Ubaldo Fillol (1950), Onofre Marimón (1923), Jorge Burruchaga (1962), Gato Barbieri (1932), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), and Libertad Lamarque (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In Argentina

Among politicians born in Argentina, Julio Argentino Roca ranks 25Before him are Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1878), Alberto Fernández (1959), Violet Jessop (1887), Eduardo Duhalde (1941), Bartolomé Mitre (1821), and Carlos Lacoste (1929). After him are Bernardino Rivadavia (1780), Arturo Frondizi (1908), Justo José de Urquiza (1801), Juan Carlos Onganía (1914), Arturo Umberto Illia (1900), and José Félix Uriburu (1868).