Gabriel Terra

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Birthday
1, 1873
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
Sep 15, 1942 (69)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1873
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
Sep 15, 1942 (69)

About

Uruguayan politician who served as the President of Uruguay from 1931 to 1938. He was known for his dictatorial style, having abolished the country's constitution in favor of a new one which transferred nearly all the state's powers to himself.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Uruguay, where he later became a member of the faculty.

Trivia

He harshly suppressed all opposition towards him and jailed many university officials.

Family Life

His nephew, Horacio Terra Arocena, and great-nephew, Juan Pablo Terra, both served in the Senate.

Associated With

He and Jose Mujica have both served as the President of Uruguay.