Máximo Tajes

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Máximo Tajes
15th President of Uruguay
In office
November 18, 1886 – March 1, 1890
Preceded by Máximo Santos
Succeeded by Julio Herrera y Obes
Personal details
Born November 23, 1852
Canelones, Uruguay
Died November 21, 1912 (aged 59)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Political party Colorado Party
Profession Military

Máximo Tajes Caceres (November 23, 1852 – November 21, 1912) was a Uruguayan political figure.[1]


Tajes came from a military background. He was a member of the Colorado Party (Uruguay), which ruled the country almost uninterruptedly for a century. He served as Minister of War from 1882 to 1886 under President Máximo Santos.

In November 1886, President Santos, with whom he had poor relations, stepped down from his second term of office.

President of Uruguay[edit]

Tajes served as President of Uruguay from 1886 to 1890.

He was succeeded as President by his Colorado Party (Uruguay) colleague Julio Herrera y Obes.

Death and legacy[edit]

The residence of Máximo Tajes, now a house museum.

Máximo Tajes died two days before his 60th birthday in November 1912. His residence, near Cerrillos and close to the banks of the Santa Lucia river, is situated on a location called Parrador Tajes. It has become a house museum which is open to the public free of charge.

A road in Carrasco, Montevideo, is named after Máximo Tajes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 'Máximo Tajes', Wikipedia (in Spanish) es:Máximo Tajes
Political offices
Preceded by
Máximo Santos
President of Uruguay
Succeeded by
Julio Herrera y Obes