Leonor Oyarzún

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Leonor Oyarzún
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Leonor Oyarzún in 1992
First Lady of Chile
In role
11 March 1990 11 March 1994
President Patricio Aylwin
Preceded by Lucía Hiriart
Succeeded by Marta Larraechea
Personal details
Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic

(1919-03-10) 10 March 1919 (age 100)
Temuco, Chile
Political party Christian Democratic Party
Patricio Aylwin
(m. 1948;died 2016)
  • Isabel
  • Miguel
  • José Antonio
  • Juan Francisco
  • Mariana

Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic (born 10 March 1919) is a former First Lady of Chile and the widow of former President Patricio Aylwin. She turned 100 in March 2019. [1]

First Lady of Chile unofficial title for the wife of the President of Chile

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She was born in 1919 in Temuco, the daughter of Manuel Oyarzún Lorca and Ana Ivanović Roccatagliata. She married Aylwin on 29 September 1948 and they have five children: Isabel, Miguel, José Antonio, Juan Francisco and Mariana. Mariana was the Education Minister of Ricardo Lagos' government. Leonor Oyarzún also has 14 grandchildren (among them, telenovela actress Paz Bascuñán). [2]

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  1. http://lanacion.cl/2019/03/10/dc-celebra-los-100-anos-de-la-viuda-de-patricio-aylwin/
  2. Nace "Leonor", la hija de Paz Bascuñán, LaSegunda.com; accessed 11 March 2019.
  3. Acción de las Primeras Damas
  4. Correa, Raquel (24 February 2002). "Marcelo Trivelli. Más que un intendente: ¿Sombra para Lavín?" [Marcelo Trivelli. More than a mayor: shadow for Lavín?]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2016.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lucía Hiriart
First Lady of Chile
Succeeded by
Marta Larraechea