Manuel Quintana

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.

Manuel Quintana
President of Argentina
In office
October 12, 1904  March 12, 1906
Vice PresidentJosé Figueroa Alcorta
Preceded byJulio A. Roca
Succeeded byJosé Figueroa Alcorta
Personal details
BornOctober 19, 1835
Buenos Aires
DiedMarch 12, 1906(1906-03-12) (aged 70)
Buenos Aires
Political partyNational 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]


  1. Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (2008). "Quintana, Manuel (1835–1906)". Gale. Retrieved 12 February 2016 (subscription required for full access).
  2. Juárez, Francisco N. (7 April 2002). "El atentado contra Manuel Quintana". La Nación. Retrieved 12 February 2016 (in Spanish).
  3. Mato, Omar López (2002). City of Angels: The History of Recoleta Cemetery , p. 96. OLMO Ediciones. ISBN 9874345039
Political offices
Preceded by
Julio A.Roca
President of Argentina
Succeeded by
José Figueroa

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