| Share
 

Pedro Montt

Montt, Pedro (pāˈħrō mōnt) [key], 1848–1910, president of Chile (1906–10). Son of Manuel Montt, he held with distinction several government posts. He was a minister under José Balmaceda but later joined Jorge Montt, a distant relative, in the overthrow of Balmaceda. Elected president in the hope that his energy and prestige would bring moral regeneration to Chile, he was hampered by disruptive social forces and political corruption. He died in office.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Pedro Montt from Infoplease:

  • Jorge Montt - Montt, Jorge Montt, Jorge , 1846–1922, Chilean vice admiral, president of Chile ...
  • Chile - Information on Chile — map of Chile, flag of Chile, geography, history, politics, government, economy, population, culture, religion, languages, largest cities|Information on Chile — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
  • South America - South America Argentina Juan Facundo Quiroga, Argentine caudillo (1790–1835) Juan ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Chilean History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring