Manuel Pedro Quintana y Sáenz de Gaona (October 19, 1835 – March 12, 1906) was the President of Argentina from 12 October 1904 to 12 March 1906. He died in office.
|President of Argentina|
October 12, 1904 – March 12, 1906
|Vice President||José Figueroa Alcorta|
|Preceded by||Julio A. Roca|
|Succeeded by||José Figueroa Alcorta|
|Born||October 19, 1835|
|Died||March 12, 1906 70) (aged|
|Political party||National Autonomist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Susana Rodríguez Viana|
Manuel Quintana studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and graduated in 1855. In 1864 he was elected member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies. In 1870 he was elected Senator. In 1873 he became a Freemason.
On August 11, 1905, Manuel Quintana and his wife, Susana Rodríguez Viana, suffered an attack against their lives, when Salvador Planas y Virella, a Catalan anarchist, shot at the presidential vehicle. The attempt failed and the president and the first lady survived.
Seriously ill, the president died in his private residence in Belgrano, on March 12, 1906.
Manuel Quintana was buried in La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
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- Juárez, Francisco N. (7 April 2002). "El atentado contra Manuel Quintana". La Nación. Retrieved 12 February 2016 (in Spanish).
- Mato, Omar López (2002). City of Angels: The History of Recoleta Cemetery , p. 96. OLMO Ediciones. ISBN 9874345039
| President of Argentina