Eduardo Frei Montalva
- Category : 1911-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Obscuration 2
Chilean political leader, the 28th President of Chile from 1964 to 1970. In his long political career, he was also Minister of Public Works, president of his Christian Democratic Party, senator, President of the Senate. His eldest son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, also became president of Chile (1994–2000).
Frei's Christian Democratic Party supported the Armed Forces intervention to remove his successor Salvador Allende from office in 1973, after the Chamber of Deputies, on 22 August 1973, accused Allende of violating the Constitution and called for his overthrow. He was later a vocal opponent of the Augusto Pinochet regime, which was accused of poisoning him with botulinum toxin during routine surgery.
In 1981 Frei was suffering from chronic acid reflux, stemming from a hiatal hernia, an unpleasant but not life-threatening condition. He was operated on for it, but died in Santiago on 22 January 1982, six days after turning 71. His death at the time was attributed to septicaemia stemming from surgery.