Alfonso Cano

1948 - 2011

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Guillermo León Sáenz Vargas (22 July 1948 – 4 November 2011), more commonly known by his nom de guerre Alfonso Cano, was the commander of the militant group known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfonso Cano has received more than 152,686 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfonso Cano is the 1,199th most popular military personnel (down from 1,030th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Colombia (down from 41st in 2019) and the most popular Colombian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alfonso Cano ranks 1,199 out of 1,466Before him are Laomedon of Mytilene, François Le Fort, Valentin Varennikov, Frank Serpico, François Perrier, and Joseph Hooker. After him are Christine Jorgensen, Karl von Einem, Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji, Henry Tandey, Harry Patch, and Miguel Grau Seminario.

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Among people born in 1948, Alfonso Cano ranks 245Before him are Ted Nugent, Manuel Bento, Pavel Grachev, Rick James, Theo Jörgensmann, and Gregory Itzin. After him are Andrei Linde, Anatoly Solovyev, Perry King, Viktor Afanasyev, Baldwin Lonsdale, and Erik Schinegger. Among people deceased in 2011, Alfonso Cano ranks 185Before him are Thorbjørn Svenssen, Jiří Dienstbier, Kenneth Mars, Grete Waitz, Jeff Conaway, and Jacques Fatton. After him are Paulette Dubost, Ali Saibou, Ingvar Wixell, Arnošt Lustig, Karen Khachaturian, and Helen Frankenthaler.

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Among people born in Colombia, Alfonso Cano ranks 52 out of 271Before him are Alberto Lleras Camargo (1906), Misael Pastrana Borrero (1923), Rafael Núñez (1825), Laura Montoya (1874), Carlos Lleras Restrepo (1908), and Iván Córdoba (1976). After him are Alfonso López Pumarejo (1886), Manuel Amador Guerrero (1833), Juan Cuadrado (1988), Domingo Caycedo (1783), Efraín Sánchez (1926), and Guillermo León Valencia (1909).


Among military personnels born in Colombia, Alfonso Cano ranks 1After him are Raúl Reyes (1948).