Juan Perón Biography
(President of Argentina)
Birthday: October 8, 1895 (Libra)
Born In: Lobos
Juan Domingo Peron was an Argentine lieutenant general who went on to become the President of Argentina. Peron was born into a middle class family and although he wasn’t good in academics he excelled in athletics; which was perhaps the reason why he wanted to join the Army. Peron served in the Army for many years during which he showed his talents as a teacher of military history at the academy but later on he became a member of the group of army officers who staged the coup of 1943 that overthrew the government of the day. Peron was a believer in social democracy and wanted to make sure that the blue collar workers in Argentina were given a fair deal by their employers. He worked in order to industrialise the country as quickly as possible and also paid off loans owed to foreign governments. Peron was overthrown by another faction in the army and he went into exile but he returned to Argentina to become the president again. Peron is an iconic personality in Argentine political history and is still revered by many people across the country.