Abimael Guzmán

1934 - Today

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Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso (American Spanish: [maˈnwel ruˈβen aβimaˈel ɡuzˈman rejˈnoso]; born 3 December 1934), also known by the nom de guerre Chairman Gonzalo (Spanish: Presidente Gonzalo), is a Peruvian Maoist, the former leader of the Shining Path during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru. He was captured by the Peruvian government in September 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism and treason. In the 1960s and 1970s, Guzmán was a professor of philosophy active in left-wing politics and strongly influenced by Marxism and Maoism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abimael Guzmán has received more than 407,057 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Abimael Guzmán is the 165th most popular social activist (down from 156th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Peru (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Peruvian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Abimael Guzmán ranks 165 out of 544. Before him are Eunus, Abbé Pierre, Maria Spiridonova, Soh Jaipil, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and Aliya Moldagulova. After him are Moses Montefiore, Kang Pan-sok, Otoya Yamaguchi, Billy Milligan, Tiradentes, and Ilya Ulyanov.

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Among people born in 1934, Abimael Guzmán ranks 87Before him are Lansana Conté, Armi Kuusela, Otar Iosseliani, Khun Sa, Pratibha Patil, and Édith Cresson. After him are Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Valery Bykovsky, Mohamed Ennaceur, Anton Geesink, Valentin Ivanov, and Rossana Podestà.

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Among people born in Peru, Abimael Guzmán ranks 24 out of 196. Before him are Viracocha Inca (1310), Topa Inca Yupanqui (1441), Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539), Hilda Gadea (1925), Teófilo Cubillas (1949), and Túpac Huallpa (1510). After him are César Vallejo (1892), Alan García (1949), Juan Velasco Alvarado (1910), Inca Roca (1350), Yawar Waqaq (1380), and Sinchi Roca (1230).

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Among social activists born in Peru, Abimael Guzmán ranks 3Before him are Túpac Amaru II (1738) and Hilda Gadea (1925).