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Carlos César Delía (January 21, 1923 Concordia Entre Ríos province – October 6, 2014) was an Argentine equestrian and a brigade general in the Argentine Army.

Carlos César Delía
Then Major Delía shaking hands with rival Raimondo D'Inzeo of Italy, ca. 1960
Personal information
National team Argentina
Born(1923-01-21)January 21, 1923
Concordia, Entre Ríos
DiedOctober 6, 2014(2014-10-06) (aged 91)
Country Argentina
Carlos César Delía
Military service
AllegianceArgentina Argentina
Branch/serviceCoat of arms of Argentina.svg Argentine Army
RankCoronel Mayor.PNG Brigade General
CommandsIII Army Corps
Battles/warsDirty War


Sporting careerEdit

He represented his country in several Olympic Games and World Championships, achieving a second place at the 1960 World Championship in Venice, Italy.

Carlos was the flag bearer for Argentina at the opening ceremony of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

He served as president of the Argentine Equestrian Federation from 1983 to 1993[1] and as president of the Argentine Military Sporting Federation from 1980 to 1983.[2]

Some of his best remembered horses were[3] Huipil, Maravedí and Cardón.

Military careerEdit

His last appointment in the Argentine Army was as commander of the III Army Corps, which at the time was engaged in battle against the People's Revolutionary Army in the province of Tucumán. In August 1975, after an institutional crisis due to the designation of active colonel Vicente Damasco as Minister of the Interior, Delía, as the second highest ranking general, rebelled against the commander of the Army, lt. general Numa Laplane. The crisis ended with the appointment of brigade general Jorge Rafael Videla as commander of the Army, the replacement of Damasco with civilian Angel Federico Robledo and the retirement of both Numa Laplane and Delía.


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