Famous Argentine Leaders

The eighth largest country in the world, Argentina has the largest Spanish speaking populace of the world. Furthermore, it has the second largest economy of South America. A potboiler of classic food, dance and wine, this mountainous country has been the address of world famous names like Che Guevara, Pope Francis, Carlos Gardel, Lionel Messi and so on. While its nationals have done the country proud with their wealth of talent, it is the leaders who have made much of a difference taking the country forward in terms of economy, administration, politics and transportation. Argentina follows a presidential standard according to which the President of Argentina is the head of the state. He is also the chief executive of the federal government and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Ever since the inception of the position, the office of the President has undergone various changes, both in its titles and features. Bernardino Rivadavia was the inaugural President of the country. Bartolome Mitre took up the presidential seat of the unified country. Isabel Peron was the first female to take up Presidential seat not just in Argentina but in the world at large. The current day office is held by incumbent President Mauricio Macri. Check out this section to know in details about famous Argentine leaders, their life and their works.

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 1 Mauricio Macri

Mauricio Macri
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Famous As: Current President of Argentina
Birthdate: February 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina
Son of Italian-Argentine businessman Franco Macri, Mauricio Macri had been a Boca Juniors president before becoming the president of Argentina. Interestingly, he was once kidnapped by corrupt police officers and released only after his father paid a ransom worth $6 million, an event that led him to join politics.

 2 Che Guevara

Che Guevara
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: October 9, 1967

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara, was a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. A physician by profession, he developed radical views upon witnessing the injustices in the world and joined Fidel Castro’s revolutionary 26th of July Movement. Assassinated in 1967, he remains both a revered and reviled historical figure.

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 3 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: February 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Plata
Lawyer-turned-politician Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is the incumbent vice president of Argentina. She had previously served as the president of her country and the national senator of Buenos Aires. Cristina became the first directly elected lady Argentine president, though her presidency was riddled with corruption scandals and protests.

 4 Juan Perón

Juan Perón
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Famous As: President of Argentina
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lobos
Died: July 1, 1974
Juan Perón, the Argentine president who reigned first from 1946 to 1955 and then from 1973 to 1974, established the movement known as Peronism, now known as Justicialism. Both he and his wife, Evita, became icons for the working class. His critics, however, termed him a dictator.

 5 José de San Martín

José de San Martín
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Famous As: Military Leader, Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yapeyú
Died: August 17, 1850

José de San Martín was an Argentine general who played an important role in the Spanish American wars of independence. San Martín is considered a national hero of Peru and Argentina. The Order of the Liberator General San Martín, the highest honor conferred by the government of Argentina, was created in his honor.

 6 Isabel Martínez de Perón

Isabel Martínez de Perón
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Rioja

The first lady president in the world, Argentine cabaret dancer-turned-politician Isabel Martínez de Perón had taken over the presidency after her husband, President Juan Perón’s death. After being ousted by the military in 1976, she was under a 5-year house arrest. She now lives in a secluded villa near Madrid.

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 7 Jorge Rafael Videla

Jorge Rafael Videla
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: May 17, 2013
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 8 Leopoldo Galtieri

Leopoldo Galtieri
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Famous As: Military personnel, Politician
Birthdate: July 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: January 12, 2003

 9 Néstor Kirchner

Néstor Kirchner
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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Río Gallegos
Died: October 27, 2010

 10 Carlos Menem

Carlos Menem
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: July 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Anillaco, La Rioja, Argentina
Carlos Menem was born a Muslim, to Syrian immigrants. However, he is said to have converted to Catholicism to achieve his political goals. A person who gave rise to a political approach known as Menemism, he was also the first Peronist to become the Argentine president since Juan Perón.

 11 Juan Manuel de Rosas

Juan Manuel de Rosas
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Famous As: Dictator of Argentina
Birthdate: March 30, 1793
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: March 14, 1877
Remembered as the Restorer of the Laws, Argentine governor and dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas was born into a ranch-owning family and was initially a cowboy. Following his ascension to the governorship, his parapolice, Mazorca, killed scores of citizens. He spent his final years, exiled, as a farmer.

 12 Raúl Alfonsín

Raúl Alfonsín
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Famous As: Former President
Birthdate: March 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 31, 2009

 13 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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Famous As: Politician, Writer, Journalist, Soldier, Diplomat, Historian
Birthdate: February 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan
Died: September 11, 1888

 14 Manuel Belgrano

Manuel Belgrano
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Famous As: Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician, Soldier, Jurist
Birthdate: June 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: June 20, 1820

 15 Gabriela Michetti

Gabriela Michetti
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laprida

 16 Reynaldo Bignone

Reynaldo Bignone
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Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: January 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morón, Buenos Aires

 17 Fernando de la Rúa

Fernando de la Rúa
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: September 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Córdoba
Died: July 9, 2019
Former Argentine president and former mayor of Buenos Aires, Fernando de la Rúa won the hearts of people with his bland personality. However, an economic crisis and a corruption scandal resulted in riots, forcing him to leave the presidential palace in a helicopter in the middle of the night.

 18 Hipólito Yrigoyen

Hipólito Yrigoyen
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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician, Author
Birthdate: July 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: July 3, 1933

 19 Hipólito Irigoyen

Hipólito Irigoyen
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: July 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 3, 1933

 20 Eduardo Duhalde

Eduardo Duhalde
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: October 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lomas de Zamora
Apart from being a seasoned politician, former Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde is also a qualified lawyer and a public law professor. He was appreciated for his economic policies and his efforts to help national industries grow. He was previously a pool lifeguard and had met his wife at a pool.

 21 Roberto Eduardo Viola

Roberto Eduardo Viola
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Famous As: Soldier, Politician
Birthdate: October 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: September 30, 1994

 22 Jorge Anaya

Jorge Anaya
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Famous As: Commander-in-Chief
Birthdate: September 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: January 9, 2008

 23 Luis Moreno Ocampo

Luis Moreno Ocampo
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Famous As: Lawyer, University teacher
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 24 Bartolomé Mitre

Bartolomé Mitre
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Famous As: Soldier, Linguist, Journalist, Historian, Politician, Translator
Birthdate: June 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: January 19, 1906

 25 Arturo Frondizi

Arturo Frondizi
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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: October 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paso de los Libres
Died: April 18, 1995

 26 Daniel Scioli

Daniel Scioli
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Famous As: Politician, Businessperson, Sportsperson
Birthdate: January 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 27 Juan Carlos Onganía

Juan Carlos Onganía
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marcos Paz, Argentina
Died: June 8, 1995

 28 Axel Kicillof

Axel Kicillof
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Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: September 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 29 María Eugenia Vidal

María Eugenia Vidal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 30 José Félix Uriburu

José Félix Uriburu
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 20, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salta, Argentina
Died: April 29, 1932

 31 Adolfo Rodríguez Saá

Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
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Famous As: 49th President of Argentina
Birthdate: July 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Luis

Argentine Peronist politician and former president Adolfo Rodríguez Saá is the current national senator of the country. He made headlines when he resigned from his presidency in 2001, just 7 days after being sworn in, blaming the internal politics of his party amidst an economic crisis and civil unrest.

 32 Bernardino Rivadavia

Bernardino Rivadavia
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Famous As: First President of Argentina
Birthdate: May 20, 1780
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: September 2, 1845

Bernardino Rivadavia was an Argentinian politician who served as the president of Argentina from 1826 to 1827. Although he was accepted as the president only in Buenos Aires, Rivadavia is widely regarded as the first president of Argentina. During his presidency, Argentina witnessed an improvement in the education sector.

 33 Emilio Eduardo Massera

Emilio Eduardo Massera
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: October 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parana, Argentina
Died: November 8, 2010

 34 Edelmiro J. Farrell

Edelmiro J. Farrell
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Avellaneda, Argentina
Died: October 21, 1980

 35 Justo José de Urquiza

Justo José de Urquiza
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: October 18, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Entre Rios, Argentina
Died: April 11, 1870

 36 José Hernández

José Hernández
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 21, 1886

 37 Domingo Cavallo

Domingo Cavallo
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, Argentina

 38 Mariano Moreno

Mariano Moreno
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: September 23, 1778
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 4, 1811

 39 Amado Boudou

Amado Boudou
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Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: November 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 40 Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Carlos Saavedra Lamas
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Famous As: First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Birthdate: November 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: May 5, 1959

 41 Leopoldo Lugones

Leopoldo Lugones
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Villa de María del Río Seco, Argentina
Died: February 18, 1938

 42 Alejandro Agustín Lanusse

Alejandro Agustín Lanusse
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: August 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 26, 1996

 43 Agustín Pedro Justo

Agustín Pedro Justo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina
Died: January 11, 1943

 44 José López Rega

José López Rega
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 9, 1989

 45 Sergio Massa

Sergio Massa
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: April 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 46 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear

Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 23, 1942

 47 Marcela Acuña

Marcela Acuña
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Formosa, Argentina

 48 Roque Sáenz Peña

Roque Sáenz Peña
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 9, 1914

 49 José Evaristo Uriburu

José Evaristo Uriburu
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salta, Argentina
Died: October 23, 1914

 50 Guillermo Suárez Mason

Guillermo Suárez Mason
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: January 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 21, 2005