First Lady of Venezuela
Incumbent
Cilia Flores
since 2013
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.

List of first ladies

Portrait Name (lifespan) President Years as
First Lady
Notes
Dominga Ortiz
(November 1, 1792 – December 31, 1875)
José Antonio Páez 1830–1835
(1st term)
Encarnación Maitín José María Vargas 1835–1836
(only term)
Olalla Buroz Carlos Soublette 1837–1839
(1st term)
Dominga Ortiz
(November 1, 1792 – December 31, 1875)
José Antonio Páez 1839–1843
(2nd term)
Olalla Buroz Carlos Soublette 1843–1847
(2nd term)
Luisa Oriach José Tadeo Monagas 1847–1851
(1st term)
Clara Marrero José Gregorio Monagas 1851–1855
(only term)
Luisa Oriach José Tadeo Monagas 1855–1858
(2nd term)
María Nieves Briceño Julián Castro 1858–1859
(only term)
Encarnación Rivas Manuel Felipe de Tovar 1859–1861
(only term)
Dominga Ortiz
(November 1, 1792 – December 31, 1875)
José Antonio Páez 1861–1863
(3rd term)
Luisa Isabel Pachano Juan Crisóstomo Falcón 1863–1868
(only term)
Esperanza Hernández José Ruperto Monagas 1869–1870
(only term)
Ana Teresa Ibarra Antonio Guzmán 1870–1877
(1st term)
Belén Esteves Francisco Linares 1877–1878
(only term)
Ana Teresa Ibarra Antonio Guzmán 1879–1884
(2nd term)
Jacinta Parejo
(August 16, 1845 – April 16, 1914)
Joaquín Crespo 1884–1886
(1st term)
Ana Teresa Ibarra Antonio Guzmán 1887–1888
(3rd term)
María Josefa de la Concepción Báez Juan Pablo Rojas 1888–1890
(only term)
Isabel González Raimundo Andueza 1890–1892
(only term)
Jacinta Parejo
(August 16, 1845 – April 16, 1914)
Joaquín Crespo 1892–1898
(2nd term)
María Isabel Sosa Ignacio Andrade 1898–1899
(only term)
Zoila Rosa Martínez Cipriano Castro 1899–1908
(only term)
María Teresa Núñez Eleazar López 1936–1941
(only term)
Irma Felizola Isaías Medina 1941–1945
(only term)
Carmen Valverde Rómulo Betancourt 1945–1948
(1st term)
Teotiste Arocha Rómulo Gallegos 1948
(only term)
Lucía Devine Carlos Delgado 1948–1950
(only term)
Rosario Pérez Germán Suárez 1950–1952
(only term)
Flor María Chalbaud Marcos Pérez 1952–1958
(only term)
Mercedes María Paláez
(25 October 1933 – present)
Wolfgang Larrazábal 1958
(only term)
Carmen Valverde Rómulo Betancourt 1959–1964
(2nd term)
Carmen América Fernández Raúl Leoni 1964–1969
(only term)
Alicia Pietri
(14 October 1923 – 9 February 2011)
Rafael Caldera 1969–1974
(1st term)
Blanca Rodríguez
(January 1, 1926 – August 5, 2020)
Carlos Andrés Pérez 1974–1979
(1st term)
Betty Urdaneta Luis Herrera 1979–1984
(only term)
Gladys Castillo Jaime Lusinchi 1984–April 1988
(only term)
President Jaime Lusinchi divorced First Lady Gladys in April 1988.[1][2]
Blanca Rodríguez
(January 1, 1926 – August 5, 2020)
Carlos Andrés Pérez 1989–1993
(2nd term)
Ligia Betancourt
(1920 – 14 July 2008)
Ramón José Velásquez 1993–1994
(only term)
Verónica Peñalver
(21 July 1924 – present)
Octavio Lepage 1994
(only term)
Alicia Pietri
(14 October 1923 – 9 February 2011)
Rafael Caldera 1994–1999
(2nd term)
Marisabel Rodríguez
(23 November 1964 – present)
Hugo Chávez 1999–2004
(only term)
Cilia Flores
(15 October 1956 – present)
Nicolás Maduro 2013–present
(1st term)
Disputed with Fabiana Rosales[a]
(2019–2023)

Non-spouse first ladies

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

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Cilia Flores recognized as First Lady of Venezuela by China, Russia, Cuba, South Africa, Palestine and other countries. Fabiana Rosales 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, until the end Venezuelan presidential crisis on 5 January 2023.

References

  1. ^ R., Nahem (2021-03-26). "Gladys Castillo de Lusinchi: el adiós de la médica y ex primera dama". El Diario (Venezuela). Archived from the original on 2021-08-21. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  2. ^ Vinogradoff, Ludmila (1988-04-15). "La sentencia de divorcio de Lusinchi indigna a la Iglesia venezolana". El Pais. Archived from the original on 2021-03-26. Retrieved 2021-08-21.