Bartolomé Blanche

Bartolomé Blanche
President of Chile
In office
September 13, 1932  October 2, 1932
Preceded by Carlos Dávila
Succeeded by Abraham Oyanedel
Personal details
Born (1879-06-06)June 6, 1879
La Serena, Chile
Died June 10, 1970(1970-06-10) (aged 91)
Santiago, Chile

Bartolomé Guillermo Blanche Espejo (June 6, 1879 – June 10, 1970) was a Chilean military officer and provisional president of Chile in 1932.


He was born in La Serena, Coquimbo Region, where he completed his early studies. Later, he was accepted at the military academy. He had a very successful military career and was promoted to brigadier general in 1927.


In 1932 he became Interior Minister to the provisional government of Carlos Dávila. After the later's resignation, he became Provisional Presidente on September 13, 1932. Nonetheless, the Antofagasta coup d'état of September 27, 1932 followed by the uprising of the army garrison of Concepción forced him to resign less than a month later, on October 3.

He was replaced by Abraham Oyanedel, President of the Supreme Court of Justice.

External links

Bibliography: Remembranzas del General Bartolome Blanche Espejo. ISBN 978-956-7527-52-6. (2008)

Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Frodden
Minister of War
Succeeded by
Pedro Charpin
Preceded by
Joaquín Fernández
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Ernesto Barros Jarpa
Preceded by
Carlos Dávila
Provisional President of Chile
Succeeded by
Abraham Oyanedel
Military offices
Preceded by
Pedro Charpin
Army Commander-in-chief
Succeeded by
Indalicio Téllez

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