First Lady of Venezuela

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First Lady of Venezuela
Flag of Venezuela.svg
ResidenceLa Casona
Term length6 years
Inaugural holderDominga Ortiz
Formation1830

First Lady of Venezuela (Spanish: Primera Dama de Venezuela) is the unofficial title traditionally held by the wife of the president of Venezuela. The current office of the first lady is disputed.

List of first ladies[edit]

Portrait Name (lifespan) President Years as
First Lady
Dominga Ortiz de Páez.jpg Dominga Ortiz Orzúa
(November 1, 1792 – December 31, 1875)
José Antonio Páez 1830–1835
(1st term)
Encarnación Maitin.jpg Encarnación Maitín José María Vargas 1835–1836
(only term)
Olaya Buroz y Tovar.jpg Olalla Buroz y Tovar Carlos Soublette 1837–1839
(1st term)
Dominga Ortiz de Páez.jpg Dominga Ortiz Orzúa
(November 1, 1792 – December 31, 1875)
José Antonio Páez 1839–1843
(2nd term)
Olaya Buroz y Tovar.jpg Olalla Buroz y Tovar Carlos Soublette 1843–1847
(2nd term)
Luisa Oriach.jpg Luisa Oriach Ladrón de Guevara José Tadeo Monagas 1847–1851
(1st term)
Clara Marrero.jpg Clara Marrero José Gregorio Monagas 1851–1855
(only term)
Luisa Oriach.jpg Luisa Oriach Ladrón de Guevara José Tadeo Monagas 1855–1858
(2nd term)
María Nieves de Castro.jpg María Nieves Briceño Julián Castro 1858–1859
(only term)
Encarnación Rivas Pacheco de Tovar.jpg Encarnación Rivas Pacheco Manuel Felipe de Tovar 1859–1861
(only term)
Dominga Ortiz de Páez.jpg Dominga Ortiz Orzúa
(November 1, 1792 – December 31, 1875)
José Antonio Páez 1861–1863
(3rd term)
Luisa Isabel Pachano.jpg Luisa Isabel Pachano Muñoz Juan Crisóstomo Falcón 1863–1868
(only term)
Esperanza Hernandez de Monagas.jpg Esperanza Hernández José Ruperto Monagas 1869–1870
(only term)
Ana Teresa Ibarra.jpg Ana Teresa Ibarra Urbaneja Antonio Guzmán Blanco 1870–1877
(1st term)
Belén Esteves Yánes de Alcántara.jpg Belén Esteves Yánes Francisco Linares Alcántara 1877–1878
(only term)
Ana Teresa Ibarra.jpg Ana Teresa Ibarra Urbaneja Antonio Guzmán Blanco 1879–1884
(2nd term)
Misia Jacinta.jpg Jacinta Parejo
(August 16, 1845 – April 16, 1914)
Joaquín Crespo 1884–1886
(1st term)
Ana Teresa Ibarra.jpg Ana Teresa Ibarra Urbaneja Antonio Guzmán Blanco 1887–1888
(3rd term)
María Josefa Báez Reverón.jpg María Josefa de la Concepción Báez Juan Pablo Rojas Paúl 1888–1890
(only term)
Isabel González Esteves de Andueza Palacio.jpg Isabel González Esteves Raimundo Andueza Palacio 1890–1892
(only term)
Misia Jacinta.jpg Jacinta Parejo
(August 16, 1845 – April 16, 1914)
Joaquín Crespo 1892–1898
(2nd term)
María Isabel Sosa Saa.jpg María Isabel Sosa Saa Ignacio Andrade 1898–1899
(only term)
Zoila Rosa Martínez.jpg Zoila Rosa Martínez Cipriano Castro 1899–1908
(only term)
María Teresa Núñez Tovar.jpg María Teresa Núñez Tovar Eleazar López Contreras 1936–1941
(only term)
Irma Felizola.jpg Irma Felizola Isaías Medina Angarita 1941–1945
(only term)
Carmen Valverde...jpg Carmen Valverde Rómulo Betancourt 1945–1948
(1st term)
Teotiste Arocha Egui.jpg Teotiste Arocha Egui Rómulo Gallegos 1948
(only term)
Lucía Devine.jpg Lucía Devine Carlos Delgado Chalbaud 1948–1950
(only term)
Rosario Pérez Carreño.jpg Rosario Pérez Carreño Germán Suárez Flamerich 1950–1952
(only term)
Flor Chalbaud.JPG Flor María Chalbaud Cardona Marcos Pérez Jiménez 1952–1958
(only term)
Mercedes María Paláez
(25 October 1933 - present)
Wolfgang Larrazábal 1958
(only term)
Carmen Valverde...jpg Carmen Valverde Rómulo Betancourt 1959–1964
(2nd term)
Carmen América Fernández Raúl Leoni 1964–1969
(only term)
Alicia Prieti de Caldera 2013 derivate 000.jpg Alicia Pietri Montemayor
(14 October 1923 – 9 February 2011)
Rafael Caldera 1969–1974
(1st term)
Blanca Rodríguez de Pérez.JPG Blanca Rodríguez
(January 1, 1926 – August 5, 2020)
Carlos Andrés Pérez 1974–1979
(1st term)
Betty Urdaneta Luis Herrera Campins 1979–1984
(only term)
Gladys Castillo Jaime Lusinchi 1984–1989
(only term)
Blanca Rodríguez de Pérez.JPG Blanca Rodríguez
(January 1, 1926 – August 5, 2020)
Carlos Andrés Pérez 1989–1993
(2nd term)
Ligia betancourt nov 2004.jpg Ligia Betancourt Mariño
(1920 – 14 July 2008)
Ramón José Velásquez 1993–1994
(only term)
Verónica Peñalver de Lepage y Guaidó
(21 July 1924 - present)
Octavio Lepage 1994
(only term)
Alicia Prieti de Caldera 2013 derivate 000.jpg Alicia Pietri Montemayor
(14 October 1923 – 9 February 2011)
Rafael Caldera 1994–1999
(2nd term)
Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez.jpg Marisabel Rodríguez
(23 November 1964 – present)
Hugo Chávez 1999–2004
(only term)
Cilia Flores 2013.jpg Cilia Flores
(15 October 1956 – present)
Acting First Lady[a]
Nicolas Maduro 2013–present
(1st term)
Fabiana Rosales in 2019.jpg Fabiana Rosales
(22 April 1992 – present)
Acting First Lady[a]
Juan Guaidó (acting) 2019–present
(1st term)

Non-spouse first ladies[edit]

Name Relation to President
Barbarita Nieves Lover of José Antonio Páez
Dionisia Bello Sentimental partner of Juan Vicente Gómez
Amelia Núñez Sentimental partner of Juan Vicente Gómez
Cecilia Matos Lover of Carlos Andrés Pérez
Blanca Ibáñez Lover and wife of Jaime Lusinchi from 1991 until his death
María Gabriela Chávez Colmenares Daughter of Hugo Chávez

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cilia Flores is recognized as First Lady of Venezuela by China, Russia, Cuba, South Africa, Palestine and other countries. Fabiana Rosales is recognized as Acting First Lady of Venezuela by over 50 countries, including the United States, most of the European Union, and by the National Assembly of Venezuela.

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