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Edelmiro Julián Farrell : biography

February 12, 1887 - October 21, 1980

Edelmiro Julián Farrell Plaul (February 12, 1887 – October 21, 1980) was an Argentine general of Irish descent. He was the de facto president of Argentina between 1944 and 1946.

Farrell had a great influence on later Argentine history by introducing his subordinate Juan Perón into government and paving the way for Perón's subsequent political career.


A widower, Edelmiro Farrell died at the age of 93 in 1980.


Edelmiro Julián Farrell was married in 1919 to Conrada Victoria Torni y Carpani (January 1, 1893 - August 16, 1977), a teacher. They had three children: Nelly Victoria (born 1923), Jorge Edelmiro (1925–1950), and Susana Mabel (born 1929).

Military and political career

He was born on 12 February 1887 in Villa de los Industriales (Lanús, Buenos Aires). He was the tenth son of Juan Farrell (1846 -????) and Catalina Plaul (1852–1917), and grandson of Matthew Farrell (died 1860) of County Longford, Ireland and Mónica Ibañez. Farrell graduated from Argentine military school in 1907 as an infantry sub-lieutenant. He served in an Italian alpine regiment in Fascist Italy between 1924 and 1926. He then returned to Argentina.

Despite having been brought to power through a coup d'état, Peronist historiography never calls him a dictator.Mendelevich, p. 147

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