Eduardo Frei Montalva

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Eduardo Frei Montalva

Eduardo Frei Montalva en su escritorio de La Moneda.jpg
27th President of Chile
In office
3 November 1964 – 3 November 1970
Preceded byJorge Alessandri
Succeeded bySalvador Allende
President of the Senate of Chile
In office
23 May 1973 – 21 September 1973
Preceded byAmérico Acuña Rosas (Acting)
Succeeded byGabriel Valdés
Personal details
Born
Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva

(1911-01-16)16 January 1911
Santiago, Chile
Died22 January 1982(1982-01-22) (aged 71)
Santiago, Chile
Resting placeCementerio General de Santiago
Santiago, Chile
NationalityChilean
Political partyChristian Democrat
Spouse(s)
María Ruiz-Tagle Jiménez (m. 1935)
ChildrenIrene
Carmen
Isabel
Mónica
Eduardo
Jorge
Francisco
Signature

Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva OMCh (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo fɾej monˈtalβa]; 16 January 1911 – 22 January 1982) was a Chilean politician. He was the 27th president of Chile from 1964 to 1970. His oldest son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, also became president of Chile (1994–2000).

Frei Montalva died on 22 January 1982 in Santiago de Chile from sepsis caused by hernia surgery, aged 71.

After his death, conspiracy theories were made saying that he was poisoned while having surgery.[1][2] It was said that Mustard gas was given to him instead on anesthesia to make him weak enough not to survive the surgery. In 2019, six men were sentenced to 10 years in prison for their involvement in Frei Montalva's death.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "WikiLeaks: US believes former Chilean leader death "to remain a mystery"".
  2. Ex-Chilean leader 'was murdered', BBC, 23 January 2007.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-11-27. Retrieved 2022-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)