Carlos Prats

Chilean Politician and General
Born Feb 24, 1915

General Carlos Prats González was a Chilean Army officer, a political figure, minister and Vice President of Chile during President Salvador Allende's government, and General Augusto Pinochet's predecessor as commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army. In voluntary Argentinian exile immediately after Pinochet's September 11, 1973 coup, he was killed with a car bomb in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1974, by the DINA.… Read More

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1915 Birth Born on February 24, 1915.


1931 16 Years Old He joined the Army in 1931, and graduated at the top of his class.


1935 20 Years Old In 1935, he was commissioned as an artillery officer. … Read More
1944 29 Years Old In 1944, he married Sofia Cuthbert Chiarleoni, with whom he had three daughters.


1954 39 Years Old In 1954, Prats González was promoted to Major, and sent to the military mission in the US, as adjunct military attaché, where he served until 1958. … Read More


1961 46 Years Old In 1961, he became commander of the Artillery Regiment Nº3 “Chorrillos”, and in 1963, became commander of the Regiment Nº1 “Tacna”.
1964 49 Years Old In 1964, he was promoted to Colonel and sent as military attaché to Argentina.


1967 52 Years Old He returned to Chile in 1967 as commander of the III Army Division.
1968 53 Years Old In 1968 he was promoted to Brigade General and Chief of the General Staff. … Read More
1972 57 Years Old Allende appointed him as vice-President in 1972 (The Chilean Constitution does not have a standing vice-presidential office; rather, the sitting Minister of the Interior, as the senior cabinet minister, is temporarily designated "vice president" only during the President's absence during formal State visits abroad).
1973 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 22, 1973, the wives of Prats' Generals and officers staged a rally in front of his home, calling him a coward for not restoring civil order in Chile. … Read More
1974 59 Years Old On September 30, 1974, in Buenos Aires, Prats and his wife Sofia were killed outside their apartment, by a radio-controlled car bomb. … Read More


1974 60 Years Old Died on September 30, 1974.
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