Marcos Pérez Jiménez

Marcos Pérez Jiménez

President of Venezuela
Born Apr 25, 1914

Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez was a Venezuelan military and general officer of the Army of Venezuela, engineer and President of Venezuela from 1952 to 1958. His ruling period is characterized by marked improvement in development, with the rise of oil prices facilitating many public works achievements.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on April 25, 1914.


1934 20 Years Old Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez was born in Michelena, Táchira State. His father, Juan Pérez Bustamante, was a farmer; his mother, Adela Jiménez, a schoolteacher. Pérez Jiménez attended school in his home town and in Colombia, and in 1934, he graduated from the Military academy of Venezuela, at the top of his class. … Read More


1945 31 Years Old In 1945, Pérez Jiménez participated in a coup that helped install Democratic Action party founder, Rómulo Betancourt, as President of the Revolutionary Government Junta. The government would later become known as El Trienio Adeco. After a constitutional change providing universal suffrage, elections were held in 1947 which resulted in the election of party member, Romulo Gallegos.
1948 34 Years Old Fears of cuts in pay for soldiers and a lack of modernized army equipment led Pérez Jiménez and Lt. Colonel Carlos Delgado Chalbaud to stage another coup in 1948. … Read More
1952 38 Years Old When early results showed that the opposition was ahead and would win, the junta suspended the election and made Pérez provisional president on 2 December 1952.
1953 39 Years Old He became president on 19 April 1953. … Read More


1957 43 Years Old Pérez Jiménez was up for reelection in 1957, but dispensed with these formalities. … Read More
1958 44 Years Old In January 1958, there was a general uprising and, with rioting in the streets, Pérez left the country, paving the way for the establishment of the Fourth Republic of Venezuela.
1963 49 Years Old He moved to the United States, where he lived until 1963, when he was extradited to Venezuela on charges of embezzling $200 million during his presidential tenure. … Read More


1968 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, he was elected to the Senate of Venezuela for the Nationalist Civic Crusade, but his election was contested, and he was kept from taking office. … Read More


2001 87 Years Old He died in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, at the age of 87 on 20 September 2001. … Read More
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