Aurelia Gabriela Tizón de Perón

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Aurelia Perón
Aurelia Gabriela Tizón and Juan Perón in the early years of their marriage.
Born(1902-03-18)18 March 1902
Died10 September 1938(1938-09-10) (aged 36)
(m. 1929)

Aurelia Gabriela Tizón de Perón (March 18, 1902 – September 10, 1938) was an Argentine educator and the first wife of former Argentine president Juan Perón.[1]


Aurelia Gabriela Tizón was born in Buenos Aires either in 1902[2] or, as some sources place it, in 1908.[1][3] She was the daughter of Tomasa Erostarbe and Cipriano Tizón, a photographer and owner of a photography shop.[4][5]

She met Juan Domingo Perón in 1925, during the years of his military career; she was working as a teacher at the time.[1] They became a couple, and Perón affectionately called her "Potota," a childish play on the word "preciosa," meaning "precious."[6]

Perón and Tizón married in a private ceremony on January 5, 1929, and they honeymooned in Bariloche.[7] She continued her work as teacher, including at Escuela No. 2 "República de Honduras."[6]

Tizón was a woman of many talents. She drew, painted, and played piano and guitar.[7][8] She could also read English and translated texts between English and Spanish.[6]

The couple had no children,[9] though it is reported that they were planning on adopting a child.[6]

After 13 years together, Tizón died of uterine cancer in 1938. She was only 36 years old.[2] She was buried in a niche at the Chacarita cemetery in Buenos Aires, but after Perón wed his second wife, Eva Duarte, her family had her remains transferred to the El Salvador Cemetery in Rosario, Argentina.[1]

Later in his life, during his many years as president of Argentina, Perón rarely mentioned his first marriage, as his second and third wives, Eva and Isabel, loomed larger. Tizón is generally lesser-known among Argentines, in part because during the years of their marriage Juan Perón was not yet a national figure.


  1. ^ a b c d "Aurelia Tizón (1908–1938) – Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Aurelia Gabriela Tizón". geni_family_tree. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Hedges, Jill (January 30, 2017). Evita : the life of Eva Perón. London. ISBN 978-1-78453-327-4. OCLC 936003159.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ "Family tree of Tomasa Erostarbe". Geneanet. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  5. ^ Photography and writing in Latin America : double exposures. Schwartz, Marcy E., 1958–, Tierney-Tello, Mary Beth, 1961–. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2006. ISBN 0-8263-3808-9. OCLC 61478754.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ a b c d de 2017, Por Alfredo Serra20 de Agosto. "Las seis mujeres que marcaron la vida de Perón". infobae (in European Spanish). Retrieved September 2, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ a b Galasso, Norberto. (2005). Perón (1a ed.). Buenos Aires: Colihue. ISBN 950-581-399-6. OCLC 61279015.
  8. ^ Fraser, Nicholas; Navarro, Marysa (1996). Evita. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-31575-4. OCLC 35673565.
  9. ^ Lewis, Paul H. (1992). The crisis of Argentine capitalism ([Pbk. ed., 1992] ed.). Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-6295-9. OCLC 44960348.