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Camilo Cienfuegos

1932 - 1959

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Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán (Spanish: [kaˈmilo sjeɱˈfweɣoz ɣorjaˈɾan]; 6 February 1932 – 28 October 1959) was a Cuban revolutionary born in Havana. Along with Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Juan Almeida Bosque, and Raúl Castro, he was a member of the 1956 Granma expedition, which launched Fidel Castro's armed insurgency against the government of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. He became one of Castro's top guerrilla commanders, known as the "Hero of Yaguajay" after winning a key battle of the Cuban Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camilo Cienfuegos has received more than 848,741 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Camilo Cienfuegos is the 54th most popular social activist (down from 47th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Cuba and the most popular Cuban Social Activist.

Camilo Cienfuegos is most famous for being the second-in-command of Fidel Castro's revolutionary forces. He was killed in a plane crash in 1959.

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Among social activists, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 54 out of 538Before him are Shirin Ebadi, Babak Khorramdin, Alexey Stakhanov, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Witold Pilecki, and Mukhtar al-Thaqafi. After him are Toussaint Louverture, Dominique Pire, Túpac Amaru II, Anneliese Michel, Widukind, and Angela Davis.

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Among people born in 1932, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 27Before him are Fernando Botero, Víctor Jara, Pat Morita, Raisa Gorbacheva, Gerhard Richter, and Miriam Makeba. After him are Michel Legrand, Anthony Perkins, François Englert, Carlos Saura, Donald Rumsfeld, and Ted Kennedy. Among people deceased in 1959, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 12Before him are Raymond Chandler, Billie Holiday, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Boris Vian, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. After him are Adolf Windaus, Shirō Ishii, Buddy Holly, Errol Flynn, George Grosz, and Mike Hawthorn.

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Among people born in Cuba, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 6 out of 248Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), José Raúl Capablanca (1888), and Italo Calvino (1923). After him are José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Andy García (1956), Alberto Korda (1928), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957).

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Among social activists born in Cuba, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 1After him are Huber Matos (1918), Frank País (1934), Oswaldo Payá (1952), and Yoani Sánchez (1975).