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 Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, 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 guerilla 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 742,895 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Camilo Cienfuegos is the 47th most popular social activist (down from 43rd 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 47 out of 544Before him are Carl von Ossietzky, Stenka Razin, Élie Ducommun, Shirin Ebadi, Babak Khorramdin, and Thích Quảng Đức. After him are Emily Greene Balch, Hassan al-Banna, Horst Wessel, Toussaint Louverture, Buenaventura Durruti, and Yemelyan Pugachev.

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Among people born in 1932, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 26Before him are Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Fernando Botero, Little Richard, Sylvia Plath, Víctor Jara, and Roy Scheider. After him are Miriam Makeba, Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, Roh Tae-woo, François Englert, and Ellen Burstyn. Among people deceased in 1959, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 11Before him are Stepan Bandera, Raymond Chandler, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, and Boris Vian. After him are Heitor Villa-Lobos, Billie Holiday, George Grosz, Shirō Ishii, Adolf Windaus, and Buddy Holly.

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Among people born in Cuba, Camilo Cienfuegos ranks 6 out of 202Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), Italo Calvino (1923), and José Raúl Capablanca (1888). After him are Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), 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).