Juan Perón

President of Argentina (1946–55, 1973–74)

Juan Domingo Perón (October 8, 1895 – July 1, 1974) was an Argentine general and politician. He was born in Buenos Aires. He served as President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955, ruling with his second wife Eva Perón and again from 1973 to 1974 with his third wife Isabel Perón, who was his vice president. In Argentina, he and his second wife Eva (popularly known as Evita) are considered icons by many people, especially members of Perónist Justicialist Party, which he started and is still popular today. He was elected in 1946. In 1955 he was overthrown and forced to leave the country. In 1973, he returned and ran for president again with his third wife Isabel as vice-president and was elected. He died in Buenos Aires less than a year after being elected. His widow, Isabel took his place, which made her the first woman president in the world.

Juan Domingo Perón
29th & 41st President of Argentina
In office
4 June 1946 – 21 September 1955
Vice PresidentHortensio Quijano
Alberto Teisaire
Preceded byEdelmiro Farrell
Succeeded byEduardo Lonardi
In office
12 October 1973 – 1 July 1974
Vice PresidentIsabel Martínez de Perón
Preceded byRaúl Lastiri
Succeeded byIsabel Martínez de Perón
Vice President of Argentina
De facto
In office
8 July 1944 – 10 October 1945
PresidentEdelmiro Farrell
Preceded byEdelmiro Farrell
Succeeded byJuan Pistarini
Minister of War
In office
24 February 1944 – 10 October 1945
PresidentPedro Pablo Ramírez
Edelmiro Farrell
Preceded byPedro Pablo Ramírez
Succeeded byEduardo Ávalos
Personal details
Juan Domingo Perón

(1895-10-08)8 October 1895
Lobos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died1 July 1974(1974-07-01) (aged 78)
Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Resting placeMuseo Quinta 17 de Octubre San Vicente, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partyLabour (1945–1947)
Justicialist (1947–1974)
Aurelia Tizón
(m. 1929; her death 1938)

Eva Duarte
(m. 1945; her death 1952)

Isabel Martínez Cartas
(m. 1961; his death 1974)

He was very popular among the working class, because he was the first politician in a long time to care about them. He required businesses to pay decent wages and safe conditions. He also did other social reforms, but also was pretty controlling. He controlled what could be said over the radio and sent people opposing him to jail. He also controlled trade unions and businesses, so although they had power, the government had the last word.