Famous Argentine Presidents

Whether you love to explore the pristine beaches or hike the adventurous mountains, see the colonial architecture or tour the wildlife, Argentina has everything to offer. The eighth largest country in the world, Argentina has progressed to become the second largest economy in South America and a Latin American country with the highest Human Development Index. Though the political instability and economic crisis post the 1930 pushed the country backwards, it nevertheless bounced back to retain its status as a middle power of the world and regional power in Latin America. Much of that however can be credited to Argentina leaders, who have spearheaded the country towards its current glory. A federal constitutional republic and representative democracy, Argentina’s federal government comprises of three branches – the legislative, executive and judicial. The President of Argentina is the head of the state and serves as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. He is also the chief executive of the federal government. The role of the President and the office of the head of the state in Argentina have undergone various changes, both in terms of its title and features since its establishment. Check this segment to find out more about famous Argentine Presidents.

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Juan Perón
(President of Argentina)

Juan Perón
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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.

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Mauricio Macri
(President of Argentina (2015-19))

Mauricio Macri
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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.

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Isabel Martínez de Perón
(Former President of Argentina)

Isabel Martínez de Perón
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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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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
(President of Argentina (2007-15), Vice President of Argentina (Since 2019))

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
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Birthdate: February 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tolosa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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.

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Jorge Rafael Videla
(President of Argentina from 1976 to 1981)

Jorge Rafael Videla
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Birthdate: August 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mercedes, Argentina
Died: May 17, 2013

Jorge Rafael Videla was an Argentine military officer who was appointed by President Isabel Perón as the General Commander of the Army in 1975. From 1976 to 1981, he served as the de facto President of Argentina after deposing Isabel Perón in a coup d'état. As a member of the Military Junta, Videla was later accused of violating human rights.

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Raúl Alfonsín
(Former President)

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

Raúl Alfonsín was an Argentine statesman and lawyer best remembered for his service as the President of Argentina from 1983 to 1989. Widely regarded as the father of modern democracy, Alfonsín was the first democratically elected President of Argentina after over seven years of military dictatorship. His political approach came to be known as Alfonsinism.

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
(Former President of Argentina)

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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Birthdate: February 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Argentina
Died: September 11, 1888

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, writer, intellectual, and statesman. He is remembered for his service as the President of Argentina from 12 October 1868 to 11 October 1874. Sarmiento was part of a group called the Generation of 1837, which had a huge impact on 19th-century Argentina. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento also had a major influence on Argentine literature.

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Fernando de la Rúa
(Former President of Argentina)

Fernando de la Rúa
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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.

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Eduardo Duhalde
(Former President of Argentina)

Eduardo Duhalde
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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.

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Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
(49th President of Argentina)

Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
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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.

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Juan Carlos Onganía
(Former President of Argentina)

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

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Bernardino Rivadavia
(First President of Argentina)

Bernardino Rivadavia
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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.

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

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

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

Edelmiro J. Farrell was an Argentine general who served as the President of Argentina from 24 February 1944 to 3 June 1946. Farrell was responsible for the rise of Juan Perón, who went on to serve as the president of the country on three occasions between 1946 and 1974. 

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

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

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

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Roque Sáenz Peña
(Politician)

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

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

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Manuel Gondra
(Politician)

Manuel Gondra
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Birthdate: January 1, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 8, 1927