Che Guevara

1928 - 1967

Che Guevara

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. His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms under President Jacobo Árbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow at the behest of the United Fruit Company solidified Guevara's political ideology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Che Guevara has received more than 18,732,883 page views. His biography is available in 153 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 426After him are Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Guy Fawkes, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

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Among people born in 1928, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Noam Chomsky, Hosni Mubarak, Ariel Sharon, John Forbes Nash Jr., Ennio Morricone, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Rinus Michels, and Philip K. Dick. Among people deceased in 1967, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are René Magritte, Konrad Adenauer, Puyi, Vivien Leigh, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Hopper, Zoltán Kodály, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Spencer Tracy, Clement Attlee, and Jack Ruby.

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Among people born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 659After him are Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Eva Perón (1919), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Martha Argerich (1941), Lionel Messi (1987), and Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931).


Among social activists born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1931) and Estela de Carlotto (1930).

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