Hugo Chávez

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Birthday
28, 1954
Birthplace
Sabaneta, Venezuela
Death Date
Mar 5, 2013 (58)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1954
Birthplace
Sabaneta, Venezuela
Death Date
Mar 5, 2013 (58)

About

President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He enacted many socialist reforms in his country as a part of a social project known as the Bolivarian Revolution.

Before Fame

He attended Military Academy before becoming a career military officer.

Trivia

As President he implemented the 1999 Venezuelan Constitution, participatory democratic councils, the nationalization of several key industries, and increased government funding of health care and education.

Family Life

He was born the second of seven children. Both of his parents were schoolteachers. He married twice and had four children; his last marriage was to Marisabel Rodriguez de Chávez.

Associated With

He described Fidel Castro as a father figure to him.