Hipólito Yrigoyen biography

Hipólito Yrigoyen

Political Appointer

1852 – 1933


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

on July 23, 2013