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 and diplomat. 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 22,834,821 page views. His biography is available in 157 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 153 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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Among social activists, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 544After him are Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Guy Fawkes.

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

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Among people born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 900After him are Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Martha Argerich (1941), and Jorge Rafael Videla (1925).


Among social activists born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1931), Estela de Carlotto (1930), and Maria Verónica Reina (1964).