René Schneider

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Concepción, Chile
Died1970-10-25 (Age 56)
Santiago, Chile
Victim of • kidnapping
• assassination
Interest ofPia Union
The commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army at the time of the 1970 Chilean presidential election, when he was assassinated during a botched kidnapping attempt.

General René Schneider


In 1970, the prospect of Salvador Allende winning the Chilean presidency was highly controversial, particularly within the Chilean military, because of his Marxist ideology. Schneider had expressed firm opposition to the idea of preventing Allende's inauguration by means of a coup d'état; as a constitutionalist, he wished to preserve the military's apolitical history.


Killed in an attempted kidnapping in which Tony Sforza was involved.[How?][1]

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