Salvador Allende

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Birthday
26, 1908
Birthplace
Santiago, Chile
Death Date
Sep 11, 1973 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1908
Birthplace
Santiago, Chile
Death Date
Sep 11, 1973 (65)

About

Physician who was elected President of Chile in 1970 only to be deposed three years later by General Augusto Pinoche. tHe was the first Marxist elected president of a Latin American country and as President he adopted a policy of nationalization of industries and collectivization.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Chile in 1933 with a degree in medicine.

Trivia

He committed suicide shortly after giving a farewell speech to Chileans over the radio because he refused to be used as a tool of propaganda by the Chilean military that was orchestrating the coup that overthrew him.

Family Life

He married Hortensia Bussi and had three children.

Associated With

He killed himself after General Augusto Pinochet launched a military coup to remove him from government.