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Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato

Born: 1926 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Presidents

1926 – Born on the 15th of July.

1943 – At the age of 17, he enrolled in the Argentine Military Academy to study Civil Engineering.

1975 – He became the Commander of the Argentine Engineering Corps.

1980 – He became Commander-in-Chief of the Argentinian army.

1981 – On the 22nd of December he became the President of Argentina during the last military dictatorship.

1982 – He invaded the weakly-defended British Falkland Island (an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean)

            and he declared the "Malvinas" a province of Argentina.

         – He was ousted as President of Argentina.

1983 – He was arrested and charged in a military court with human rights violations during the Dirty War,

            and with mismanagement of the Falklands war.

2003 – He died of a heart attack at the age of 76.