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Salvador Allende

AKA Salvador Allende Gossens

Born: 26-Jul-1908 [1]
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: 11-Sep-1973
Location of death: Santiago, Chile
Cause of death: Suicide [2]
Remains: Buried, Cementerio General, Santiago, Chile

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Chile
Executive summary: Chilean President, deposed by Pinochet

President of Chile, overthrown in a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet and tacitly approved by Henry Kissinger and the United States government.

[1] Printed sources vary, giving 26 June or 26 July 1908. We use the July date, taken from the introduction of his book, Chile's Road to Socialism (1973), English translation, page 11. Current Biography Yearbook 1971 concurs with a July date.

[2] Although officially determined to be suicide, there is wide speculation that Allende was actually assassinated.

Father: Salvador Allende Castro
Mother: Laura Gossens Uribe
Wife: Hortensia Bussi (b. 1914, m. 1940, d. 18-Jun-2009, 3 daughters)
Daughter: Isabel Allende (b. 18-Jan-1945, Chilean politician, cousin of the author
Isabel Allende)

    High School: Liceo Eduardo de la Barra, Valparaíso, Chile
    Medical School: MD, University of Chile (1933)

    President of Chile (1970-73)
    Duel: Pistols with Raśl Rettig (1952)
    Traveled to the USSR 7-Dec-1972
    Declared Martial Law Jun-1973
    Ousted in a Coup 1973
    Shot: Self-Inflicted apparently shot himself with an AK-47 (11-Sep-1973)

    The War on Democracy (21-May-2007) · Himself
    On Company Business (Feb-1980) · Himself

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 19-Oct-1970
Time, 24-Sep-1973

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