Porfirio Rubirosa

Porfirio Rubirosa

Diplomat and Playboy
Born Jan 22, 1909

Porfirio Rubirosa Ariza was a Dominican diplomat and adherent of Rafael Trujillo. He made his mark as an international playboy, for his jet setting lifestyle, and his legendary prowess with women. Among his spouses were two of the richest women in the world.… Read More

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1909 Birth Born on January 22, 1909.


1931 22 Years Old In 1931, Rubirosa met Rafael Trujillo at a country club. … Read More
1936 27 Years Old Their relationship lasted throughout their lives, went up and down, mostly close, but not without episodes of danger for Rubirosa, and defined his professional career when he became a diplomat of the Dominican Republic in 1936. … Read More
1938 29 Years Old His 1938 divorce of Trujillo's daughter seemed, at least on the surface, to have little influence over his erstwhile father-in-law's affection for, or trust in, him.


1953 44 Years Old However, at times, when his escapades stirred up too much notoriety, Trujillo would dismiss him - as from his post in Paris in 1953 - or move him to another place. … Read More


1961 52 Years Old After Trujillo's assassination on May 30, 1961, Rubirosa supported his son as successor and attempted to persuade John F. Kennedy to help his government. … Read More
1962 53 Years Old On January 2, 1962, the Council of State removed him from his unique appointment as "Inspector of Embassies". … Read More
1965 56 Years Old Rubirosa died in the early morning of July 5, 1965, at the age of 56, when he crashed his silver Ferrari 250 GT into a horse chestnut tree in the Bois de Boulogne after an all-night celebration at the Paris nightclub "Jimmy's" in honor of winning the polo Coupe de France.
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