Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

Colombian politician

Date of Birth: 23-Jan-1898

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Death: 09-Apr-1948

Profession: lawyer, politician, university teacher

Nationality: Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

  • Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala (January 23, 1903 – April 9, 1948) was a politician, a leader of a socialist movement in Colombia, a former Education Minister (1940) and Labor Minister (1943–1944), mayor of Bogotá (1936) and one of the most charismatic leaders of the Liberal Party.
  • He was assassinated during his second presidential campaign in 1948, setting off the Bogotazo? and leading to a violent period of political unrest in Colombian history known as La Violencia (approx.
  • 1948 to 1958).

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