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Guillermo Billinghurst

Guillermo Enrique Billinghurst Angulo was a Peruvian politician. He succeeded Augusto B. Leguia as President of Peru from 1912 to 1914.

During his presidency, Billinghurst became embroiled in an increasingly bitter series of conflicts with Congress, ranging from proposed advanced social legislation to settlement of the Tacna-Arica dispute.

This provoked a military uprising led by Colonel Oscar Benavides to seize power and take control of the country. Billinghurst was sent into exile and died in Iquique.

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