Leopoldo Galtieri

1926 - 2003

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Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo foɾtuˈnato ɣalˈtjeɾi kasˈteli]; 15 July 1926 – 12 January 2003) was an Argentine general and politician who served as President of Argentina from December 1981 to June 1982. Galtieri ruled as a military dictator during the National Reorganization Process as leader of the Third Junta with Jorge Anaya and Basilio Lami Dozo.Galtieri was chief combat engineer of the Argentine Army and a supporter of the 1976 military coup d'état which helped him become commander-in-chief of the army in 1980. Galtieri overthrew Roberto Viola and was appointed President, establishing Argentina as a strong ally of the United States, introducing fiscally conservative economic reforms, and increasing support to Contras in Nicaragua. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopoldo Galtieri has received more than 860,072 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Leopoldo Galtieri is the 2,102nd most popular politician (down from 2,083rd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Argentina and the 7th most popular Politician.

Leopoldo Galtieri was a military dictator of Argentina in the 1980s. He is most famous for leading the 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands (known as Las Malvinas in Argentina) and the 1983 invasion of the British-held islands of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Among politicians, Leopoldo Galtieri ranks 2,102 out of 15,577Before him are Mieszko I of Poland, Musa ibn Nusayr, Edmund Ironside, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Al-Hakam II, and Dagobert III. After him are John IV Laskaris, Berenice IV of Egypt, Dangun, Nikola IV Zrinski, Kanishka, and Austen Chamberlain.

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Among people born in 1926, Leopoldo Galtieri ranks 32Before him are Ivan Illich, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jerry Lewis, Clifford Geertz, David Attenborough, and Ben Roy Mottelson. After him are Donald A. Glaser, Margot Frank, Jack Brabham, Vivian Maier, Richard Crenna, and Neal Cassady. Among people deceased in 2003, Leopoldo Galtieri ranks 20Before him are Ilya Prigogine, Edward Said, Soong Mei-ling, Robert Kardashian, Otto Günsche, and Gianni Agnelli. After him are Maurice Blanchot, Elia Kazan, Richard Crenna, Compay Segundo, Franco Modigliani, and Frederick Chapman Robbins.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Leopoldo Galtieri ranks 20 out of 1,019Before 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). After him are Mario Kempes (1954), Carlos Reutemann (1942), Gabriel Batistuta (1969), Marcelo Bielsa (1955), Guillermo Stábile (1905), and Helenio Herrera (1910).

Among POLITICIANS In Argentina

Among politicians born in Argentina, Leopoldo Galtieri ranks 7Before him are Eva Perón (1919), Juan Perón (1895), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953), and Carlos Menem (1930). After him are Richard Walther Darré (1895), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Violet Jessop (1887), Reynaldo Bignone (1928), Alberto Fernández (1959), and Raúl Alfonsín (1927).