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Wolfgang Larrazabal

Wolfgang Larrazabal (March 5 1911 February 27 2003), Commander of the Venezuelan Navy, became President of Venezuela following the overthrow of Marcos Perez Jimenez on 23 January 1958.

Larrazabal was born in Carupano, Sucre state, was the son of Fabio Larrazabal and Jeronima Ugueto, attended college at the Pestalozzi Institute of Maracaibo. Later, entered at the Naval School (1928-1932). Between 1942-1945, was captain of General Urdaneta, Leandro and Soublette ships, later became commander of the Naval Base of Puerto Cabello, in July, 1947, was named commander of the Armed Forces, and in 1949, naval attache of the embassy of Venezuela ...

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