Laureano Gómez, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Laureano Gómez

President of Colombia

Date of Birth: 20-Feb-1889

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Death: 13-Jul-1965

Profession: engineer, politician, diplomat, journalist, civil engineer

Nationality: Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Laureano Gómez

  • Laureano Eleuterio Gómez Castro (20 February 1889 – 13 July 1965) was a Colombian politician and civil engineer who served the 18th President of Colombia from 1950 to 1953.
  • In November 1951 poor health led him to cede presidential power to Roberto Urdaneta Arbelaez.
  • On 13 June 1953, when he tried to resume his presidency, he was overthrown in a military coup led by Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.
  • During the three decades prior to being elected president, Gómez was a radical leader of the Conservative Party and is widely considered to be one of the most brilliant and potent orators of the Congress of Colombia.
  • However, he remains a controversial figure because of his sympathy for authoritarian regimes and the dictatorial nature of his government.

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