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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