Che Guevara

1928 - 1967

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Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Spanish: [ˈtʃe ɣeˈβaɾa]; 14 June 1928 – 9 October 1967) was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Che Guevara has received more than 30,100,900 page views. His biography is available in 165 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 159 in 2019). Che Guevara is the most popular social activist, the most popular biography from Argentina and the most popular Argentinean Social Activist.

Che Guevara is most famous for his role in the Cuban Revolution, which led to the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista and the establishment of a socialist state.

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Over the past year Che Guevara has had the most page views in the with 3,528,783 views, followed by Spanish (1,161,647), and Russian (617,777). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are North Frisian (115,700.00%), Romani (3,126.67%), and Southern Azerbaijani (350.72%)


Among social activists, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 840After him are Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Henry Dunant, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Martin Luther King Jr..

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Among people born in 1928, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are Ariel Sharon, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Hosni Mubarak, Ennio Morricone, John Forbes Nash Jr., Noam Chomsky, Agnès Varda, Eduard Shevardnadze, Serge Gainsbourg, and James Watson. Among people deceased in 1967, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, René Magritte, Konrad Adenauer, Vivien Leigh, Puyi, Casimir Funk, Vladimir Komarov, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Clement Attlee, Ilse Koch, and Spencer Tracy.

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Among people born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 1,154After him are Pope Francis (1936), Diego Maradona (1960), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Juan Perón (1895), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Lionel Messi (1987), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), and Jorge Rafael Videla (1925).


Among social activists born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1931), Azucena Villaflor (1924), Estela de Carlotto (1930), Virginia Bolten (1876), Hebe de Bonafini (1928), Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane (1867), Maria Verónica Reina (1964), and Susana Trimarco (1954).