Salvador Allende

1908 - 1973

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Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean socialist politician who served as the 28th president of Chile from 1970 until his death in 1973. As a democratic socialist committed to democracy, he has been described as the first Marxist to be elected president in a liberal democracy in Latin America. Allende's involvement in Chilean politics spanned a period of nearly forty years, during which he held various positions including senator, deputy, and cabinet minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salvador Allende has received more than 4,458,959 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Salvador Allende is the 174th most popular politician (up from 191st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Chile (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chilean Politician.

Salvador Allende was a Chilean politician and physician who became president of Chile in 1970. He was overthrown by a military coup in 1973, and died in the coup.

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Among politicians, Salvador Allende ranks 174 out of 19,576Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lech Wałęsa, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and George W. Bush. After him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Lee Kuan Yew, Osman II, Louis Philippe I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Alp Arslan.

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Among people born in 1908, Salvador Allende ranks 2Before him is Simone de Beauvoir. After him are Bette Davis, James Stewart, Enver Hoxha, Oskar Schindler, Abraham Maslow, Edward Teller, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Otto Skorzeny. Among people deceased in 1973, Salvador Allende ranks 5Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bruce Lee, and David Ben-Gurion. After him are Pablo Neruda, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Fulgencio Batista, Abebe Bikila, and Hans Kelsen.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Salvador Allende ranks 2 out of 321Before him are Augusto Pinochet (1915). After him are Pablo Neruda (1904), Víctor Jara (1932), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), and Patricio Aylwin (1918).


Among politicians born in Chile, Salvador Allende ranks 2Before him are Augusto Pinochet (1915). After him are Michelle Bachelet (1951), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Patricio Aylwin (1918), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Luis Corvalán (1916), Jorge Alessandri (1896), and Orlando Letelier (1932).