Photo of President Augusto Leguía

The 1909 Peruvian Coup

Around 2 p.m. the Piérolas assembled some supporters and stormed the governmental palace in Lima, the Peruvian capital. Once inside, they split into smaller groups and proceeded to the presidential quarters, killing Leguía’s adjutant and threatening Leguía to resign the presidency. Continue reading The 1909 Peruvian Coup