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List of famous politicians from Peru, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Peruvian 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 Peruvian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Peru 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 Peru, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Agustín Gamarra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 56 (1785-1841) Agustín Gamarra Messia was a Peruvian soldier and politician, becoming twice President of Peru from 1829 to 1833 and from 1839 to 1841. Gamarra was a Mestizo, being of mixed Spanish and ...more

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Alberto Bustamante Belaunde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 58 (1950-2008) José Alberto Bustamante Belaúnde was a Peruvian politician. He was the 48th Prime Minister of Peru from 1999–2000, under President Alberto Fujimori.

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Alberto Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 80 Alberto Fujimori Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician. He was President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 17 November 2000. A controversial figure, Fujimori ended his presidency by fleeing Peru ...more

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Alejandro Toledo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 73 Alejandro Celestino Toledo Manrique is a politician who was President of Peru, from 2001 to 2006. He was elected in April 2001, defeating former President Alan García. Toledo came to ...more

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Andrés Avelino Cáceres is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Andrés Avelino Cáceres Died at 87 (1836-1923) Andrés Avelino Cáceres Dorregaray was three times President of Peru during the 19th century, from 1884 to 1885, then from 1886 to 1890, and again from 1894 to 1895. In Peru, he is ...more

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Antonio Arenas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Antonio Arenas Died at 83 (1808-1891) Antonio Arenas Merino was the interim President of Peru, officially the President of the Government Junta of Peru, from December 3, 1885 to July 5, 1886.

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Antonio Cornejo Polar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Antonio Cornejo Polar Died at 61 (1936-1997) Antonio Cornejo-Polar was a Peruvian-born academic, teacher, literature and cultural critic, known particularly for his theorization of the concept of "heterogeneity."

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Antonio Gutiérrez de la Fuente is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 82 (1796-1878) Antonio Gutiérrez de la Fuente was a Peruvian politician who also served in the Peruvian military. He was briefly President of Peru from June to September 1829. Gutiérrez de la ...more

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Antonio Salinas y Castañeda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Antonio Salinas y Castañeda Died at 64 (1810-1874) Antonio Salinas y Castañeda was a wealthy Peruvian landowner and conservative politician.

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Daniel Abugattás is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Daniel Abugattás age 63 Daniel Fernando Abugattás Majluf is a Peruvian businessman and politician. He has been a Congressman representing the constituency of Lima since 2006, and is the incumbent President of ...more

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David Samanez Ocampo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
David Samanez Ocampo Died at 81 (1866-1947) David Samanez Ocampo, the son of José Samanez, served as President of Peru during the transitional period of March to December 1931. He oversaw changes to the electoral statutes that ...more

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Federico Salas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Federico Salas age 68 Luis Federico Salas Guevara Schultz is a Peruvian politician. He was the 49th Prime Minister of Peru in 2000, under President Alberto Fujimori.

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Fernando Belaúnde Terry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 90 (1912-2002) Fernando Belaúnde Terry was President of Peru for two non-consecutive terms. Deposed by a military coup in 1968, he was re-elected in 1980 after eleven years of military rule. He was ...more

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Fernando Olivera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Fernando Olivera age 60 Fernando Olivera Vega is a Peruvian politician and leader of Independent Moralizing Front, a Peruvian political party. Fernando Olivera gained some support after the fall of the Fujimori ...more

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Francisco García Calderón is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Francisco García Calderón Died at 71 (1834-1905) Francisco García Calderón Landa was a lawyer and president of Peru for a short seven-month period in 1881, during the War of the Pacific. His predecessor was Nicolás de ...more

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Francisco Morales Bermúdez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 97 Francisco Morales Bermúdez Cerruti is a Peruvian general who came to power in Peru in 1975 after deposing his predecessor, General Juan Velasco. His grandfather and all his original ...more

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Francisco Xavier de Luna Pizar... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 75 (1780-1855) Francisco Xavier de Luna Pizarro, a Peruvian priest and politician, was briefly Interim President of Peru twice in 1822 and 1833.

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Guido Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Guido Lombardi age 69 Guido Ricardo Lombardi Elías is a Peruvian journalist, lawyer, and politician. A popular television presenter in Peru, Lombardi chaired the presidential debates between Mario Vargas Llosa ...more

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Guillermo Billinghurst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Guillermo Billinghurst Died at 64 (1851-1915) Guillermo Enrique Billinghurst Angulo was a Peruvian politician. He succeeded Augusto B. Leguía as President of Peru from 1912 to 1914. Billinghurst was of English descent. The surname ...more

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Hipólito Unanue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Hipólito Unanue Died at 78 (1755-1833) José Hipólito Unanue y Pavón was a physician, naturalist, meteorologist, university professor, independence precursor and a Peruvian politician, active in politics in the ...more

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Jim Himes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 52 James A. "Jim" Himes is an American businessman and U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The ...more

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Jorge Del Castillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 68 Jorge Alfonso Alejandro del Castillo Gálvez is a Peruvian lawyer and politician. He was the Prime Minister of Peru. He is also a member and current Secretary-General of the Peruvian ...more

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José Bernardo de Tagle y Porto... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 46 (1779-1825) José Bernardo de Tagle y Portocarrero, the IV Marquis of Torre Tagle, was a Peruvian soldier and politician, occupying the Peruvian presidency from 1823 to 1824.

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José Bustamante y Rivero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
José Bustamante y Rivero Died at 95 (1894-1989) José Luis Bustamante y Rivero was a lawyer, writer, politician, diplomat, President of Peru from 1945 to 1948 and President of the International Court of Justice in The Hague from 1967 to

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José de la Mar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 52 (1778-1830) José de la Mar was a Peruvian military leader, politician and the third President of Peru. He was born in Cuenca in what today is Ecuador. He spent his early childhood in Spain, where he ...more

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José de la Riva Agüero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
José de la Riva Agüero Died at 70 (1783-1853) José Mariano de la Riva Agüero y Sánchez Boquete Marquess De Montealegre de Aulestia was a Peruvian soldier, politician, historian and twice President of Peru. Riva ...more

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José de la Riva-Agüero y Osma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
José de la Riva-Agüero y Osma Died at 59 (1885-1944) José de la Riva-Agüero y Osma, 6th Marquess of Montealegre de Aulestia was a Peruvian historian, writer and politician who served as Prime Minister of Peru.

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José de San Martín is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
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 García Belaúnde is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
José García Belaúnde age 70 José Antonio García Belaúnde is a Peruvian career diplomat.

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Juan Velasco Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 67 (1910-1977) Juan Francisco Velasco Alvarado was a left-wing Peruvian General who ruled Peru from 1968 to 1975 under the title of "President of the Revolutionary Government".

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Keiko Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 43 Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi is a Peruvian Fujimorista politician, daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Susana Higuchi. She served as First Lady, from 1994 to 2000, ...more

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Lizardo Montero Flores is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Lizardo Montero Flores Died at 73 (1832-1905) Lizardo Montero Flores was Vice President and President of Peru from 1881 to 1883, during the War of the Pacific. Lizardo Montero joined the Peruvian Navy in the decade of 1850. Seven years ...more

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Lourdes Flores is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Lourdes Flores age 59 Lourdes Celmira Rosario Flores Nano is a Peruvian politician and lawyer. She currently leads the Unidad Nacional alliance and the Partido Popular Cristiano in Peru, which is the country's ...more

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Luis Bedoya Reyes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Luis Bedoya Reyes age 99 Luis Bedoya Reyes is a Peruvian Christian Democrat and Christian People's Party politician in the late 1960s. He was the mayor of Lima from 1964 to 1969. He is also a former Minister of Justice, ...more

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Luis José de Orbegoso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 52 (1795-1847) Luis José de Orbegoso y Moncada-Galindo, de Burutarán y Morales 5th conde de Olmos, an aristocratic Peruvian soldier and politician, was President of Peru from 1833 to 1835. This ...more

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Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 44 (1889-1933) Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro was a high-ranking Peruvian army officer and President of Peru from 1931 to 1933. On August 22, 1930, as a lieutenant-colonel, he overturned the eleven-year ...more

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Manuel A. Odría is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 78 (1896-1974) Manuel Arturo Odría Amoretti was the President of Peru from 1948 to 1956, essentially ruling as a military dictator. Manuel Odría was born in 1896 in Tarma, a city in the central ...more

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Manuel Candamo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Manuel Candamo Died at 63 (1841-1904) Manuel González de Candamo e Iriarte was President of Peru from September 8, 1903 until May 7, the following year, when he died in office.

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Mariano Ignacio Prado is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Mariano Ignacio Prado Died at 75 (1826-1901) Mariano Ignacio Prado Ochoa was twice the President of Peru, from 1865 to 1868 and 1876 to 1879.

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Mario Peña is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Mario Peña Died at 56 (1952-2008) Mario Fernando Peña Angulo was a Peruvian politician and a Congressman representing Loreto from 2006 until 2008. Peña belonged to the Center Front party. He has been replaced by

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Marisol Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Marisol Espinoza age 51 Marisol Espinoza Cruz is a Peruvian politician who has been First Vice President of Peru since 2011. She has been a Congresswoman representing Piura since 2006. Espinoza belongs to the Peruvian ...more

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Miguel de San Román is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 61 (1802-1863) Miguel de San Román Meza was President of Peru for a brief period between 1862 and 1863. In 1822 he served under Simón Bolívar and participated in the Battle of Ayacucho. ...more

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Nicolás de Piérola is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Nicolás de Piérola Died at 74 (1839-1913) José Nicolás Baltasar Fernández de Piérola y Villena was a Peruvian politician, the Finance Minister and twice President of the Republic of Peru, from 1879 to 1881

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Nicolás Lindley López is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 87 (1908-1995) Nicolás Eduardo Lindley López was a Peruvian military commander who headed the military government in Peru for several months in 1963.

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Ollanta Humala is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
age 56 Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso is a Peruvian politician who has been President of Peru since 2011. A former army officer, Humala lost the 2006 presidential election but won the 2011 ...more

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Omar Chehade is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Omar Chehade age 48 Omar Karim Chehade Moya is a Peruvian lawyer and politician. He worked as consultant lawyer in the Ad Hoc Anti-corruption Prosecution in the cases against ex-president Alberto Fujimori and his ...more

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Óscar R. Benavides is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Óscar R. Benavides Died at 69 (1876-1945) Óscar Raymundo Benavides Larrea, prominent Peruvian field marshal, diplomat and politician, and was the President of Peru from 1914 to 1915 and from 1933 to 1939.

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Rafael Rey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Rafael Rey age 64 Rafael Rey is a Peruvian politician. He is the president of the Christian democratic and conservative National Renewal and was running mate of Keiko Fujimori of Force 2011 in the Peruvian ...more

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Ramón Castilla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Died at 70 (1797-1867) Ramón Castilla y Marquesado was a Peruvian caudillo and President of Peru two times. His earliest prominent appearance in Peruvian history began with his participation in a commanding ...more

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Remigio Morales Bermúdez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Peru
Remigio Morales Bermúdez Died at 58 (1836-1894) Remigio Morales Bermúdez was president of Peru from 1890 to 1894. His predecessor until 1890 was Andrés Avelino Cáceres, his successor was Justiniano Borgoño in 1894. ...more