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Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro

Politician from Peru

Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro (August 12, 1889, Piura – April 30, 1933, Lima) 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 dictatorship of Augusto B. Leguía after a coup d'état in Arequipa. Following Leguía's resignation, Manuel Ponce was interim president until Sánchez was chosen on August 27. The new president flew to Lima and himself served as provisional president until the military with whom he had effected the coup forced him into exile after six months in office. Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro was born in Piura on Àugust 12th, 1889 to Don Antonio Sánchez and Doña Rosa Cerro. He was the first Peruvian president to have Indigenous Peruvian ancestry as well as being of Malagasy descent (mangache or malgache, Afro-Peruvian with ancestry from Madagascar). Luis Miguel Sánchez was wounded in five places and lost three fingers of his left hand when he seized the spitting muzzle of a machine gun (with his bare hands) and turned it against government forces during the overthrowing of President Guillermo Billinghurst, in 1914. In 1921 he was again shot and injured when captured in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro
Date of birth
1889-08-12
Place of birth
Arequipa
Nationality
Peru
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Revolutionary Union

Death

Date of death
1933-04-30
Cause of death
Assassination,Firearm
Place of death
Lima

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