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Orlando Letelier

1932 - 1976

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Marcos Orlando Letelier del Solar (13 April 1932 – 21 September 1976) was a Chilean economist, politician and diplomat during the presidency of Salvador Allende. A refugee from the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, Letelier accepted several academic positions in Washington, D.C. following his exile from Chile. In 1976, agents of Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA), the Pinochet regime's secret police, assassinated Letelier in Washington via the use of a car bomb. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orlando Letelier has received more than 330,203 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Orlando Letelier is the 7,295th most popular politician (down from 7,257th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Chile (down from 31st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Chilean Politician.

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Among politicians, Orlando Letelier ranks 7,295 out of 15,577Before him are Paavo Lipponen, Julio María Sanguinetti, Jacob Schiff, Cao Kun, John II, Duke of Brabant, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus. After him are Osorkon the Elder, Manuel Fraga, Shukri al-Quwatli, Roger of Salerno, Constantine II of Scotland, and Ibn Muqla.

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Among people born in 1932, Orlando Letelier ranks 128Before him are Guillermo Mordillo, Carl Perkins, Bronius Kutavičius, Branko Lustig, Robert Benton, and Isao Tomita. After him are Piper Laurie, Jerzy Hoffman, Oleg Protopopov, Gato Barbieri, Carlyle Glean, and Alvin Plantinga. Among people deceased in 1976, Orlando Letelier ranks 77Before him are Mickey Cohen, Walter H. Schottky, Gilbert Ryle, Adolph Zukor, Mukaghali Makatayev, and Yukio Goto. After him are Hans Richter, Kálmán Kalocsay, Zhang Wentian, Paul Morand, Tommy Bolin, and Sal Mineo.

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Among people born in Chile, Orlando Letelier ranks 34 out of 265Before him are Antonio Skármeta (1940), Nicanor Parra (1914), Roberto Matta (1911), Laura Vicuña (1891), Francisco Varela (1946), and Arturo Vidal (1987). After him are Jorge Alessandri (1896), Leonel Sánchez (1936), Hortensia Bussi (1914), Pedro Pascal (1975), Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1877), and Alexis Sánchez (1988).


Among politicians born in Chile, Orlando Letelier ranks 12Before him are Patricio Aylwin (1918), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Lucía Hiriart (1923), and Luis Corvalán (1916). After him are Jorge Alessandri (1896), Hortensia Bussi (1914), Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1877), Gabriel González Videla (1898), José Manuel Balmaceda (1840), and José Miguel Carrera (1785).