Carlos Castillo Armas

1914 - 1957

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Carlos Castillo Armas (locally ['kaɾlos kas'tiʝo 'aɾmas]; 4 November 1914 – 26 July 1957) was a Guatemalan military officer and politician who was the 28th president of Guatemala, serving from 1954 to 1957 after taking power in a coup d'état. A member of the right-wing National Liberation Movement (MLN) party, his authoritarian government was closely allied with the United States. Born to a planter, out of wedlock, Castillo Armas was educated at Guatemala's military academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Castillo Armas has received more than 451,644 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Carlos Castillo Armas is the 8,819th most popular politician (down from 8,197th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Guatemala and the 3rd most popular Guatemalan Politician.

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Among politicians, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 8,819 out of 15,710Before him are Knud Enemark Jensen, Mintimer Shaimiev, Sitalces, Alberts Kviesis, Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro, and Osachi Hamaguchi. After him are John the Cappadocian, Powhatan, Gnaeus Manlius Vulso, Trần Đại Quang, Rufus of Ephesus, and Suleiman Frangieh.

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Among people born in 1914, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 139Before him are Beatrice Straight, Dobri Dobrev, Reuben Fine, Frances Oldham Kelsey, Joe Shuster, and John Ireland. After him are Henri Langlois, Jorge Bolet, Norman McLaren, Poul Hartling, Arno Schmidt, and Alfred Andersch. Among people deceased in 1957, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 96Before him are Harald Sverdrup, Halil Kut, Avetik Isahakyan, Álvaro Gestido, Rudolf Weigl, and Wilhelm Filchner. After him are Eugenio Castellotti, Peter Freuchen, Eugène Schueller, Luigi Ganna, Valery Larbaud, and Abolqasem Lahouti.

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In Guatemala

Among people born in Guatemala, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 5 out of 36Before him are Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899), Jacobo Árbenz (1913), Efraín Ríos Montt (1926), and Rigoberta Menchú (1959). After him are Jorge Ubico (1878), Rafael Carrera (1814), Otto Pérez Molina (1950), Juan José Arévalo (1904), Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1857), Alejandro Giammattei (1956), and Alejandro Maldonado (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In Guatemala

Among politicians born in Guatemala, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 3Before him are Jacobo Árbenz (1913) and Efraín Ríos Montt (1926). After him are Jorge Ubico (1878), Rafael Carrera (1814), Otto Pérez Molina (1950), Juan José Arévalo (1904), Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1857), Alejandro Giammattei (1956), Alejandro Maldonado (1936), Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García (1930), and Álvaro Colom (1951).