|15th President of Uruguay|
November 18, 1886 – March 1, 1890
|Preceded by||Máximo Santos|
|Succeeded by||Julio Herrera y Obes|
|Born||November 23, 1852
|Died||November 21, 1912 (aged 59)
|Political party||Colorado Party|
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
Tajes served as President of Uruguay from 1886 to 1890.
Death and legacy
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.
- 'Máximo Tajes', Wikipedia (in Spanish) es:Máximo Tajes
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