Anastasio Somoza Debayle

1925 - 1980

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Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza Debayle (Spanish: [anasˈtasjo soˈmosa ðeˈβajle]; 5 December 1925 – 17 September 1980) was a Nicaraguan dictator and officially 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 793,866 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Anastasio Somoza Debayle is the 2,510th most popular politician (down from 2,150th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Nicaragua (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd 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 2,510 out of 15,710Before him are Franz Ziereis, Dagobert II, Werner von Haeften, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, and Psamtik II. After him are César Gaviria, Sergey Bubka, Bahram V, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, and Rudolf I of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 1925, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 51Before him are George Kennedy, Bert Hellinger, Andrea Camilleri, Jacques Delors, Celia Cruz, and Ernesto Cardenal. After him are Frei Otto, Barbara Bush, Roy J. Glauber, Milton Obote, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Robert Rauschenberg. Among people deceased in 1980, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 37Before him are Hans Morgenthau, Hans Asperger, Bill Evans, Seretse Khama, Marcelo Caetano, and Alejo Carpentier. After him are Marian Rejewski, Alexander Oparin, Willard Libby, Fritz Strassmann, Vinicius de Moraes, and Lewis Milestone.

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In Nicaragua

Among people born in Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 3 out of 28Before him are Daniel Ortega (1945) and Ernesto Cardenal (1925). After him are Augusto César Sandino (1895), Rubén Darío (1867), Anastasio Somoza García (1896), Violeta Chamorro (1929), Barbara Carrera (1945), Enrique Bolaños (1928), Edén Pastora (1936), Luis Somoza Debayle (1922), and Bianca Jagger (1945).

Among POLITICIANS In Nicaragua

Among politicians born in Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Debayle ranks 3Before him are Daniel Ortega (1945) and Ernesto Cardenal (1925). After him are Anastasio Somoza García (1896), Violeta Chamorro (1929), Enrique Bolaños (1928), Edén Pastora (1936), Luis Somoza Debayle (1922), Arnoldo Alemán (1946), Juan Bautista Sacasa (1874), José Santos Zelaya (1853), and Emiliano Chamorro Vargas (1871).