Juan Perón

Argentine Politician
Born Oct 8, 1895

Juan Domingo Perón was an Argentine military officer, and politician. Perón was three times elected as President of Argentina though he only managed to serve one full term, after serving in several government positions, including the Secretary of Labor and the Vice Presidency. He would return to run for the presidency a third term in 1973 and served for nine months, until his death in 1974.… Read More

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1895 Birth Juan Domingo Perón was born in Lobos, Buenos Aires Province, on 8 October 1895. … Read More
1901 5 Years Old The couple had their two sons out of wedlock and married in 1901.
1904 8 Years Old His father moved to the Patagonia region that year, where he later purchased a sheep ranch. Juan himself was sent away in 1904 to a boarding school in Buenos Aires directed by his paternal grandmother, where he received a strict Catholic upbringing. … Read More


1920 24 Years Old Perón began his military career in an Infantry post in Paraná, Entre Ríos. He went on to command the post, and in this capacity mediated a prolonged labor conflict in 1920 at La Forestal, then a leading firm in forestry in Argentina.


1929 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He earned instructor's credentials at the Superior War School, and in 1929 was appointed to the Army General Staff Headquarters.
1930 34 Years Old Perón was recruited by supporters of the director of the War Academy, General José Félix Uriburu, to collaborate in the latter's plans for a military coup against President Hipólito Yrigoyen. Perón, who instead supported General Agustín Justo, was banished to a remote post in northwestern Argentina after Uriburu's successful coup in September 1930. … Read More


1936 - 1941 3 More Events
1943 47 Years Old Perón had the Department of Labour elevated to a cabinet-level secretariat in November 1943.
1944 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the devastating January 1944 San Juan earthquake, which claimed over 10,000 lives and levelled the Andes range city, Perón became nationally prominent in relief efforts. … Read More
On 18 September 1945, he delivered an address billed as "from work to home and from home to work". … Read More


…  After serving in several government positions, including Minister of Labour and Vice President, he was thrice elected President of Argentina, serving from June 1946 to September 1955, when he was overthrown in a coup d'état, and then from October 1973 until his death in July 1974. … Read More
…  This contributed to Argentine financial crises after 1948 and, according to Perón biographer Joseph Page, "the Marshall Plan drove a final nail into the coffin that bore Perón's ambitions to transform Argentina into an industrial power". … Read More
1950 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Believing that international sports created goodwill, however, Perón hosted the 1950 World Basketball Championship and the 1951 Pan American Games, both of which Argentine athletes won resoundingly.
Perón announced in 1951 that the Huemul Project would produce nuclear fusion before any other country. … Read More
Eva died in 1952, and Perón was elected to a second term, serving from 1952 until 1955. … Read More
1954 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1954, Perón called Vice-Presidential elections to replace the late Hortensio Quijano, which his candidate won by a nearly two-to-one margin. … Read More
…  Following Perón's 1955 ousting, twenty such construction projects were abandoned incomplete and the foundation's US$290 million endowment was liquidated.


1958 - 1964 5 More Events
1965 69 Years Old 1 More Event
A return of the Popular Union (UP) in 1965 and their victories in congressional elections that year helped lead to the overthrow of the moderate President Arturo Illia, and to the return of dictatorship. … Read More
1969 - 1971 3 More Events
When the left-wing Peronist Hector Cámpora was elected President in 1973, Perón returned to Argentina and was soon after elected President for a third time.
On 14 May 1974 Perón received Augusto Pinochet at the Morón Airbase. … Read More
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