Anastasio Somoza Garcia

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Birthday
1, 1896
Birthplace
San Marcos, Nicaragua
Death Date
Sep 29, 1956 (60)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1896
Birthplace
San Marcos, Nicaragua
Death Date
Sep 29, 1956 (60)

About

Nicaraguan dictator who ruled his country with an iron fist as President from 1937 until he was assassinated in 1947. His children would maintain absolute control over their country for over four decades.

Before Fame

When he was a teenager he was sent to live with relatives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended the Pierce School of Business Administration.

Trivia

He ordered the assassination of Nicaraguan freedom fighter Augusto Sandino, who became a martyr for the revolutionary group that eventually toppled the dynasty he began.

Family Life

He had two sons and a daughter with his wife, Salvadora Debayle.

Associated With

He was a dictator of a Central American country like Jacobo Arbenz.