Lucía Hiriart

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Lucía Hiriart
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Hiriart c. 1974
First Lady of Chile
In role
17 December 1974 – 11 March 1990
PresidentAugusto Pinochet
Preceded byHortensia Bussi
Succeeded byLeonor Oyarzún
Personal details
María Lucía Hiriart Rodríguez

(1923-12-10)10 December 1923
Antofagasta, Chile
Died16 December 2021(2021-12-16) (aged 98)
Santiago, Chile
Augusto Pinochet
(m. 1943; died 2006)
Children5, including Inés Lucía Pinochet
Lucía Hiriart Rodríguez and members of her family at the funeral of her husband Augusto Pinochet on 12 December 2006.
Lucia Hiriart and Augusto Pinochet
Lucía Hiriart Rodríguez, in September 2007 at a ceremony in Inés de Suárez Square (Providencia, a municipality in Santiago) in support of Chilean military personnel accused of human rights offenses.

María Lucía Hiriart Rodríguez (10 December 1923 – 16 December 2021), also known as Lucía Hiriart de Pinochet, was the wife of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. She was First Lady of Chile from 1973 to 1990. She was born in Antofagasta, Chile.

On 30 December 2018, Hiriart was hospitalized after falling at her home in Santiago de Chile. She fractured her arm and multiple ribs.[1]

Hiriart died in Santiago de Chile on 16 December 2021 from cardiopulmonary arrest caused by heart disease, six days after her 98th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lucía Hiriart sufrió accidente casero y fue internada en el Hospital Militar" (in Spanish). Cooperativa. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. Murió a los 99 años Lucía Hiriart, viuda del dictador Augusto Pinochet (in Spanish)

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