Salvador Allende

1908 - 1973

Photo of Salvador Allende

Icon of person Salvador Allende

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (US: , UK: , American Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ɣiˈʝeɾmo aˈʝende ˈɣosens]; 26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and socialist politician who served as the 28th president of Chile from 3 November 1970 until his overthrow and suicide on 11 September 1973. He was 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, having covered the posts of senator, deputy and cabinet minister. As a life-long committed member of the Socialist Party of Chile, whose foundation he had actively contributed to, he unsuccessfully ran for the national presidency in the 1952, 1958, and 1964 elections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salvador Allende has received more than 3,074,085 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Salvador Allende is the 216th most popular politician (down from 213th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Chile 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 95

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Salvador Allendes by language


Among politicians, Salvador Allende ranks 216 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Meiji, William the Silent, Empress Dowager Cixi, James VI and I, Scipio Africanus, and Thutmose III. After him are Antoninus Pius, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Hulagu Khan, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Louis XVIII of France.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1908, Salvador Allende ranks 5Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Oskar Schindler, James Stewart, and Abraham Maslow. After him are Enver Hoxha, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Among people deceased in 1973, Salvador Allende ranks 6Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bruce Lee, Pablo Neruda, and David Ben-Gurion. After him are Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, and Henri Charrière.

Others Born in 1908

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1973

Go to all Rankings

In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Salvador Allende ranks 3 out of 225Before him are Pablo Neruda (1904) and Augusto Pinochet (1915). After him are Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Víctor Jara (1932), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), and Violeta Parra (1917).


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