Wolfgang Larrazábal

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Wolfgang Larrazábal
Wolfgang Larrazábal
President of Venezuela
In office
23 January 1958 – 14 November 1958
Preceded byMarcos Pérez Jiménez
Succeeded byEdgar Sanabria
Personal details
Wolfgang Enrique Larrazábal Ugueto

(1911-03-05)5 March 1911
Carúpano, Sucre state, Venezuela
Died27 February 2003(2003-02-27) (aged 91)
Caracas, Venezuela
SpouseMercedes María Peláez
Larrazábal (center) with Richard Nixon (left) in May 1958, during the visit to Caracas where Nixon's motorcade was to be attacked.

Rear Admiral Wolfgang Enrique Larrazábal Ugueto (Spanish pronunciation: [volfˈɣaŋg laraˈsaβal]; 5 March 1911 – 27 February 2003) was a Venezuelan naval officer and politician. He served as the president of Venezuela following the overthrow of Marcos Pérez Jiménez on 23 January 1958. He resigned later that year to run in the 1958 presidential election, but lost to former president Rómulo Betancourt.

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Political offices
Preceded by President of Venezuela
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
URD presidential candidate
1958 (lost)
Succeeded by