Hipólito Yrigoyen

Political Appointer

1852 – 1933

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Who was Hipólito Yrigoyen?

Juan Hipólito del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Irigoyen Alem was twice President of Argentina. His activism became the prime impetus behind the obtainment of universal suffrage in Argentina in 1912. Known as “the father of the poor,” Yrigoyen presided over a rise in the standard of living of Argentina's working class together with the passage of a number of progressive social reforms, including improvements in factory conditions, regulation of working hours, compulsory pensions, and the introduction of a universally accessible public education system.

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Born
Jul 12, 1852
Buenos Aires
Also known as
  • Hipolito Yrigoyen
Nationality
  • Argentina
Profession
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires
Died
Jul 3, 1933
Buenos Aires

Submitted
on July 23, 2013