Camilo Torres Restrepo

1929 - 1966

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Camilo Torres Restrepo (3 February 1929 – 15 February 1966) was a Colombian Marxist–Leninist, Roman Catholic priest, a proponent of liberation theology, and a member of the National Liberation Army (ELN). During his life, he tried to reconcile revolutionary Marxism and Catholicism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camilo Torres Restrepo has received more than 188,632 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Camilo Torres Restrepo is the 265th most popular social activist, the 35th most popular biography from Colombia and the most popular Colombian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Camilo Torres Restrepo ranks 265 out of 840Before him are Christa Schroeder, Fra Diavolo, William I, Margrave of Meissen, Jan Gotlib Bloch, Sergey Taboritsky, and George Lincoln Rockwell. After him are Cassivellaunus, Hazi Aslanov, Wat Tyler, Attica, Jean Ziegler, and Carlo Cafiero.

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Among people born in 1929, Camilo Torres Restrepo ranks 163Before him are Ed Asner, Shakuntala Devi, Amitai Etzioni, Peter Sculthorpe, René Laloux, and Vic Morrow. After him are Jacques Deray, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Claude Rich, Zeca Afonso, Charles Tilly, and Anne Meara. Among people deceased in 1966, Camilo Torres Restrepo ranks 80Before him are Wilhelm Röpke, Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, Hermann Scherchen, Venceslau Brás, Väinö Tanner, and Wieland Wagner. After him are Emil Brunner, Philipp Frank, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Charles Whitman, Robert Rossen, and Victor Kravchenko.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Camilo Torres Restrepo ranks 35 out of 356Before him are Manuel Marulanda (1930), Radamel Falcao (1986), Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Álvaro Mutis (1923), and Laura Montoya (1874). After him are Samael Aun Weor (1917), Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900), Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795), Darío Castrillón Hoyos (1929), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), and Omayra Sánchez (1972).


Among social activists born in Colombia, Camilo Torres Restrepo ranks 1After him are Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795), and Xiomara Acevedo (null).