Belisario Betancur

former President of Colombia (1923-2018)

Belisario Betancur Cuartas (4 February 1923 – 7 December 2018) was an Colombian politician. He was the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986.[1]

Belisario Betancur Cuartas
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26th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1982 (1982-08-07) – 7 August 1986 (1986-08-07)
Preceded byJulio César Turbay Ayala
Succeeded byVirgilio Barco Vargas
Colombia Ambassador to Spain
In office
16 December 1975 – January 1977
PresidentAlfonso López Michelsen
Preceded byÁlvaro Lloreda Caicedo
Succeeded bySamuel Hoyos Arango
Minister of Labor of Colombia
In office
7 August 1962 (1962-08-07) – 23 April 1963
PresidentGuillermo León Valencia
Preceded byJuan Benavides Patron
Succeeded byCastor Jaramillo Arrubla
Personal details
Born(1923-02-04)4 February 1923
Amagá, Antioquia, Colombia
Died7 December 2018(2018-12-07) (aged 95)
Bogotá, Colombia
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Rosa Helena Álvarez Yepes (1946–1998),
Dalia Rafaela Navarro Palmar (2000–2018)
Alma materPontifical Bolivarian University (JD, 1955)

Betancur was born on 4 February 1923 in Amagá, Antioquia, Colombia. He studied at Pontifical Bolivarian University. Betancur died on 7 December 2018 in Bogotá from a kidney infection at the age of 95.[2]


  1. Arismendi Posada, Ignacio; Gobernantes Colombianos; trans. Colombian Presidents; Interprint Editors Ltd., Italgraf, Segunda Edición; Page 255; Bogotá, Colombia; 1983
  2. Falleció el expresidente colombiano Belisario Betancur Cuartas

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