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Anastasio Somoza Debayle

1925 - 1980

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Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza Debayle (Spanish: [anasˈtasjo soˈmosa ðeˈβajle]; 5 December 1925 – 17 September 1980) was the President of Nicaragua from 1 May 1967 to 1 May 1972 and from 1 December 1974 to 17 July 1979. As head of the National Guard, he was de facto ruler of the country between 1972 and 1974, even during the period when he was not the de jure ruler. Somoza Debayle succeeded his older brother in office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anastasio Somoza Debayle has received more than 1,011,372 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Anastasio Somoza Debayle is the 2,222nd most popular politician (up from 2,506th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Nicaragua (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Nicaraguan Politician.

Anastasio Somoza Debayle was the president of Nicaragua from 1967 to 1979. He was most famous for his dictatorial rule, which led to the Nicaraguan Revolution.

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Among politicians, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 2,222 out of 15,577Before him are Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ajatashatru, Emperor Daizong of Tang, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and Afonso II of Portugal. After him are Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Herod Agrippa II, Stanley Baldwin, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Louis Blanc, and Yaropolk I of Kiev.

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Among people born in 1925, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 39Before him are Paul Mauriat, Nílton Santos, Rod Steiger, Wong Fei-hung, Peter Brook, and Robert Altman. After him are Andrea Camilleri, Bert Hellinger, Ernst Happel, Milton Obote, Sam Peckinpah, and Oona O'Neill. Among people deceased in 1980, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 34Before him are Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Bill Evans, Marcelo Caetano, Gregory Bateson, Óscar Romero, and John Bonham. After him are Hans Morgenthau, Willard Libby, Alexander Oparin, William Howard Stein, Mae West, and Alejo Carpentier.

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In Nicaragua

Among people born in Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 2 out of 29Before him are Daniel Ortega (1945). After him are Augusto César Sandino (1895), Rubén Darío (1867), Anastasio Somoza García (1896), Violeta Chamorro (1929), Ernesto Cardenal (1925), Enrique Bolaños (1928), Luis Somoza Debayle (1922), Barbara Carrera (1945), Arnoldo Alemán (1946), and Bianca Jagger (1945).

Among POLITICIANS In Nicaragua

Among politicians born in Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 2Before him are Daniel Ortega (1945). After him are Anastasio Somoza García (1896), Violeta Chamorro (1929), Ernesto Cardenal (1925), Enrique Bolaños (1928), Luis Somoza Debayle (1922), Arnoldo Alemán (1946), Edén Pastora (1936), Juan Bautista Sacasa (1874), José Santos Zelaya (1853), and Emiliano Chamorro Vargas (1871).