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Benavides Canseco, Oscar Raimundo (Óscar)

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Peruvian
Categories: Politician


1876 - Born on the 15th of March.

1894 - Attending the Guadalupe High School in Lima, Benavides entered the Military School and the “Dos de Mayo” Artillery Brigade.

1901 - He was promoted to Captain.

1906 - At age 30, he graduated with top grades as Sergeant Major at the Military Academy in Lima, directed by the French Military Mission.

1910 - In December, Benavides was designated commanding officer of Infantry Battalion N° 9, garrisoned in Chiclayo, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Peru.

1911 - In February, the Peruvian Government ordered Benavides to lead Battalion Nº 9 to the Northeastern border with Colombia in Peruvian Amazonia.

1914-1915 - He served as President of Peru.

1933 - He took power after the assassination of Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro, elected by Congress to complete Sánchez Cerro's five-year term.

         - He soon modified the Peruvian constitution and introduced a new constitution.

1945 - Died in Lima on the 2nd of July.


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