Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

Military Officer, Politician

1900 – 1975

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Who was Gustavo Rojas Pinilla?

Gustavo Rojas Pinilla was the 19th President of Colombia from 1953 to 1957. An Army General, he mounted a successful coup d'état against the incumbent President, Laureano Gómez Castro, imposing martial law and establishing a dictatorship-style government in Colombia.

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Born
Mar 12, 1900
Tunja
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Colombian people
Nationality
  • Colombia
Profession
Education
  • Trine University
Died
Jan 17, 1975
Melgar

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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