Belaúnde Terry, Fernando(redirected from Belaunde Terry, Fernando)
Belaúnde Terry, Fernando
See his autobiography, Peru's Own Conquest (1959, tr. 1965).
Belaunde Terry, Fernando
Born Oct. 7, 1912, in Lima. Peruvian statesman. He was graduated from the department of architecture of the University of Texas (USA, 1935) and taught in the department of architecture of the National Engineering University in Lima, where he was dean of that department. In 1956 he established the Popular Action Party, which united representatives of the middle and petite nationalist-oriented bourgeoisie. In June 1963 he was elected president of Peru by a coalition of the Popular Action and Christian Democratic parties. His government did not fulfill its election promises of democratic reforms. In foreign policy he supported the USA in the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and other international organizations. He was overthrown on Oct. 3, 1968, as a result of a military uprising.