Guillermo Billinghurst

Politician

1851 – 1915

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Who was Guillermo Billinghurst?

Guillermo Enrique Billinghurst Angulo was a Peruvian politician. He succeeded Augusto B. Leguía as President of Peru from 1912 to 1914. Billinghurst was of English descent. The surname Billinghurst is a locational name 'of Billinghurst' a parish in Sussex, England.

During his presidency, Billinghurst became embroiled in an increasingly bitter series of conflicts with Congress, ranging from proposed advanced social legislation to settlement of the Tacna-Arica dispute.

This provoked a military uprising organized by civilian opponents to his regime who used the military to carry out a coup. As a result of the uprising, Billinghurst was sent into exile in Chile where he died shortly thereafter.

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Born
Jul 27, 1851
Arica
Also known as
  • Guillermo Billinghurst Angulo
Nationality
  • Peru
Profession
Died
Jun 28, 1915

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on July 23, 2013

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