Juan Perón

Juan Perón

Juan Domingo Perón (; October 8, 1895 – July 1, 1974) was an Argentine military officer and politician. After serving in several government positions, including those of Minister of Labour and Vice President of the Republic, he was three times elected as President of Argentina although he managed to serve only one full term in this function. Perón's last term as President of the Republic began in 1973 and lasted for just nine months, until his death in 1974, whereupon he was succeeded by his third wife, the Vice President of the Republic, María Estela Martínez.

Perón and his second wife, Eva Duarte, were immensely popular among many Argentines. They are still considered icons by the Peronists. The Peróns' followers praised their efforts to eliminate poverty and to dignify labor, while their detractors considered them demagogues and dictators. The Peróns gave their name to the political movement known as Peronism, which in present-day Argentina is represented mainly by the Justicialist Party.

Read more about Juan Perón:  Childhood and Youth, Army Career, Military Government of 1943–1946, Domestic Policy and First Term (1946–1952), Eva Perón's Influence and Contribution, Opposition and Repression, Perón and Fascism, Perón's Second Term, Exile (1955–1973), The Third Term (1973–1974), Mausoleum and Legacy

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