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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 512,532 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Carlos Castillo Armas is the 6,675th most popular politician (up from 8,806th 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 6,675 out of 15,577Before him are Margaret Chan, Arduin of Ivrea, Yen Chia-kan, Tadukhipa, Rhadamistus, and Theopompus of Sparta. After him are Nicolas Hayek, Maxwell D. Taylor, Nikolai Krylenko, Margaret Sambiria, Setepenre, and George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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Among people born in 1914, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 87Before him are Achille Compagnoni, Saul Steinberg, Go Seigen, Bill Finger, Birabongse Bhanudej, and Pietro Germi. After him are Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Max Manus, Bernard Malamud, Woody Strode, Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, and Nicanor Parra. Among people deceased in 1957, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 70Before him are Shoghi Effendi, Leo Perutz, Alexander Vertinsky, Kurt von Tippelskirch, Soemu Toyoda, and Malcolm Lowry. After him are Ernst Gräfenberg, Prince Franz of Bavaria, Heinrich Bär, Josef Hofmann, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Washington Luís.

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In Guatemala

Among people born in Guatemala, Carlos Castillo Armas ranks 5 out of 42Before him are Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899), Jacobo Árbenz (1913), Rigoberta Menchú (1959), and Efraín Ríos Montt (1926). After him are Oscar Isaac (1979), Jorge Ubico (1878), Alejandro Giammattei (1956), Rafael Carrera (1814), Otto Pérez Molina (1950), Juan José Arévalo (1904), and Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1857).

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), Alejandro Giammattei (1956), Rafael Carrera (1814), Otto Pérez Molina (1950), Juan José Arévalo (1904), Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1857), Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes (1895), Alejandro Maldonado (1936), and Álvaro Colom (1951).