Rómulo Gallegos

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Rómulo Gallegos
Gallegos c. 1947-48
President of Venezuela
In office
17 February 1948 – 24 November 1948
Preceded byRómulo Betancourt
Succeeded byCarlos Delgado Chalbaud
Personal details
Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire

(1884-08-02)2 August 1884
Caracas, Venezuela
Died5 April 1969(1969-04-05) (aged 84)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political partyAcción Democrática
Spouse(s)Teotiste Arocha Egui (1888–1950)

Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire (2 August 1884 – 5 April 1969) was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of nine months during 1948, he governed as the first freely elected president in Venezuela's history.[1] He was removed from power by military officers in the 1948 Venezuelan coup.[2]

Rómulo Gallegos is considered the most relevant Venezuelan novelist of the 20th century, and a prominent figure in Latin American literature.

References[change | change source]

  1. "68 años de las primeras elecciones libres en Venezuela – El Aragüeño". 2018-10-16. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. Lott, Leo B. (1956). "Executive Power in Venezuela". American Political Science Review. 50 (2): 422–441. doi:10.2307/1951677. ISSN 0003-0554. JSTOR 1951677. S2CID 143931136.