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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 1 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.

 2 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.
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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 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.

 5 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

 6 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.

 7 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
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 8 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.

 9 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.

 10 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

 11 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

 12 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.

 13 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

 14 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

 15 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

 16 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

 17 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

 18 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

 19 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

 20 Manuel Gondra

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