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List of famous politicians from Chile, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Chilean politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Chilean politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Chile and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Chile, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of a variety of politicians, including Magdalena Matte and Rodrigo Montt.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Chile in order to get more information about each one.

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Abraham Oyanedel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 80 (1874-1954) Abraham Oyanedel Urrutia was president of Chile in 1932. He studied law at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and in 1897 received his law degree. During the 1891 Chilean Civil War, Oyanedel ...more

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Alfredo Duhalde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Alfredo Duhalde Died at 87 (1898-1985) Alfredo Duhalde Vásquez was a Chilean politician who served twice as provisional president in 1946. Duhalde was born in the city of Río Bueno, the son of Pedro Duhalde and of Zoila ...more

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Andrea Aranda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Andrea Aranda age 46 Andrea Natalia Aranda Escudero is a Chilean politician and midwife. Andrea Aranda is currently one of the Councillors of Pichilemu. Aranda completed her secondary education at Liceo Javiera ...more

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Augusto Pinochet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 91 (1915-2006) Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet, was dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990 and Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army from 1973 to ...more

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Camila Merino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Camila Merino Camila Merino Catalán is a civil engineer and former Minister of Labor and Social Welfare for Chile.

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Camila Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Camila Vallejo age 30 Camila Antonia Amaranta Vallejo Dowling is the representative of La Florida, Santiago in the Chilean House of Deputies and a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth of Chile. As ...more

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Carlos Anwandter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 88 (1801-1889) Carlos Anwandter was a German political exile who emigrated to Valdivia, Chile in 1850 after participating in the Revolutions of 1848. He was born in Luckenwalde on 8 April 1801 and died in ...more

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Edgardo Enríquez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 84 (1912-1996) Edgardo Enríquez Frödden was a Chilean physician, academic and minister of education under the Salvador Allende government.

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Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 76 Eduardo Alfredo Juan Bernardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is a Chilean politician and civil engineer who was President of Chile from 1994 to 2000. He is currently Senator for Los Ríos and was ...more

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Ena von Baer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 44 Ena Anglein von Baer Jahn is a Chilean journalist, political scientist and senator. In December 2009, von Baer lost a very tight race for a seat in the Senate. In March 2010 she became Minister ...more

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Evelyn Matthei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Evelyn Matthei age 65 Evelyn Rose Matthei Fornet is a Chilean politician who served as Minister of Labor and Social Security under Chilean President Sebastián Piñera until July 2013. She was the ...more

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Felipe Iturriaga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Felipe Iturriaga Died at 78 (1899-1977) Felipe Iturriaga Esquivel was a Chilean farmer and politician, Mayor of Pichilemu from 1932–1935, 1941–1944 and 1956–1959.

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Francisco Nef is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Francisco Nef Died at 68 (1863-1931) Vice Admiral Francisco Nef Jara was a Chilean naval officer and member of the Government Junta that ruled Chile between 1924 and 1925. Nef was born in Valparaiso. At the age of 16, on March 1, ...more

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Gabriel González Videla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Gabriel González Videla Died at 82 (1898-1980) Gabriel González Videla was a Chilean politician. He was a deputy and senator in the Chilean Congress and was President of Chile from 1946 to 1952. He also helped draft the current ...more

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Hernán Larraín is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 71 Hernán Larraín Fernández is a conservative Chilean lawyer, university lecturer, and politician; he is a current Senator and former President of the Senate, and is also ...more

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Ingrid Antonijevic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 67 Ingrid Antonijevic Hahn is a Chilean economist, entrepreneur, academic and former Minister of Economy, Development and Reconstruction for only two months, in the first cabinet of socialist ...more

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Isabel Allende Bussi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 73 Isabel Allende Bussi is a Chilean Socialist Party politician and the daughter of former president of Chile Salvador Allende, and his wife, Hortensia Bussi. From 1994 to 2010 she was a deputy and ...more

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Jaime Mañalich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Jaime Mañalich age 62 Jaime José Mañalich Muxi is a Chilean physician, former Health Minister of his country, since March 11, 2010, and until March 11, 2014.

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Jerónimo Méndez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Jerónimo Méndez Died at 72 (1887-1959) Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia was a Chilean politician who served as provisional president. He was born in Chañaral, where he completed his secondary studies. In 1914 he ...more

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Joaquín Lavín is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 65 Joaquín José Lavín Infante is a Chilean politician and economist. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Union party and former mayor of Santiago and Las Condes ...more

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Jorge González von Marées is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 62 (1900-1962) Jorge González von Marées El Jefe was a Chilean political figure and author. Born in Santiago of a German mother. He was ideologically influenced by Oswald Spengler. On April 5, ...more

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Jorge Vargas González is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Jorge Vargas González age 51 Jorge Fabián Vargas González is a Chilean politician. He served as councillor of Pichilemu between September 1992 and December 1996, and as the 38th Mayor of Pichilemu, between ...more

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José de San Martín is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
José de San Martín Died at 72 (1778-1850) José Francisco de San Martín, known simply as José de San Martín, was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful ...more

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José María Caro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
José María Caro Martínez Died at 86 (1830-1916) José María Caro Martínez was a Chilean politician and civil servant. In May 1894, he was unanimously elected as the first mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, along with Pedro ...more

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Juan Antonio Ríos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Juan Antonio Ríos Died at 58 (1888-1946) Juan Antonio Ríos Morales was a Chilean political figure, and President of Chile from 1942 to 1946, during the height of World War II. He died in office.

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Juan Somavía is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Juan Somavía age 77 Juan Somavía is the former Director-General of the International Labour Organization. He was elected to serve as the ninth Director-General of the ILO by the Governing Body on 23 March ...more

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Karol Cariola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Karol Cariola age 31 Karol Aída Cariola Oliva is a Chilean midwife, and former president of the Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad de Concepción for 2010. She was elected General ...more

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Laura Allende Gossens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 70 (1911-1981) Laura Allende was a Chilean politician, a member of the lower chamber of parliament and sister of former president of Chile Salvador Allende.

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Laurence Golborne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 57 Laurence Nelson Golborne Riveros is a Chilean engineer and entrepreneur. He was ministry of public works until November 7, 2012, when he announced his decision to run for President of Chile. He ...more

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Luciano Cruz-Coke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 48 Luciano Cruz-Coke Carvallo is an actor, founder and director of a nonprofit theater group, and was the Minister of Arts and Culture under the 35th President Sebastián Piñera.

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Magdalena Matte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 68 Magdalena Matte Lecaros is a civil engineer, businesswoman and politician. She is member of the Independent Democratic Union and was part of Chile's Ministry of Housing and Urban Development ...more

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Marta Urzúa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Marta Urzúa age 62 Marta Elena Urzúa Púa is a Chilean politician. Urzúa is a Councillor of Pichilemu. Urzúa was elected councillor in 2008 with 179 votes from a total of 7,127 votes. ...more

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Michelle Bachelet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 67 Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria is a Socialist Party politician and the President of Chile since 11 March 2014. She previously served as President from 2006–2010, becoming the first ...more

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Miguel Serrano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 92 (1917-2009) Miguel Serrano was a Chilean diplomat, explorer, and author of poetry, books on spiritual questing and Esoteric Hitlerism. Serrano's anti-modernist neo-Gnostic philosophy claims to elucidate the ...more

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Olga Maturana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Olga Maturana Died at 67 (1906-1973) Olga Maturana Espinosa was a Chilean politician born in Santiago. Maturana worked as Councillor of Pichilemu in 1950, and became the first female Mayor of Pichilemu in 1951.

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Pablo Neruda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 69 (1904-1973) Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He derived his pen name from the Czech poet Jan Neruda. He won ...more

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Patricio Aylwin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 100 Patricio Aylwin Azócar is a Chilean Christian Democrat politician, lawyer and former senator. He was the first president of Chile after democracy was restored in 1990.

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Patricio Morales is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Patricio Morales age 59 Patricio de Jesús Morales Acevedo is a Chilean politician. Patricio Morales is a former Councillor of Pichilemu.

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Pedro Pablo Edmunds Paoa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Pedro Pablo Edmunds Paoa age 57 Pedro Pablo Petero Edmunds Paoa is a Chilean politician. He serve as mayor of Easter Island Commune. He was previously the Governor of the Easter Island Province from March 2010 to August 2010. ...more

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Ricardo Raineri is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 48 Ricardo Jorge Raineri Bernain is an economist, academic, researcher, consultant, and politician. On February 9, 2010, Chile's current President Sebastián Piñera nominated him to ...more

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Roberto Córdova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Roberto Córdova age 50 Roberto del Carmen Córdova Carreño is a Chilean politician. Córdova worked as Councillor of Pichilemu between 2000 and December 2008, and again from May until September ...more

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Rodrigo Montt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Rodrigo Montt age 44 Rodrigo Antonio Montt Swett is a Chilean lawyer, jurist and politician, currently a councilor for Lo Barnechea.

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Salvador Allende is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Died at 65 (1908-1973) Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections. Allende's ...more

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Sebastián Piñera is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 69 Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique was the 36th President of Chile. He was elected in January 2010 and took office two months later. Due to term limits, he did not stand for ...more

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Sergio Onofre Jarpa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Sergio Onofre Jarpa age 97 Sergio Onofre Jarpa Reyes is a Chilean politician who served as a member of the cabinet during the government of Augusto Pinochet.

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Soledad Alvear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
age 68 María Soledad Alvear Valenzuela, is a Chilean lawyer and Christian Democrat politician, who was a cabinet member of the Aylwin, Frei and Lagos administrations. She was president of the ...more

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Tomás Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Tomás Hirsch age 62 Tomás René Hirsch Goldschmidt is a leftist Chilean politician and businessman. He was the Together We Can Do More pact candidate for the 2005 Chilean presidential election, winning

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Viviana Parraguez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Chile
Viviana Parraguez age 37 Viviana de los Ángeles Parraguez Ulloa is a Chilean politician, lawyer and surfer. Parraguez is a former Councillor of Pichilemu.