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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. 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 25,432,593 page views. His biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 157 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 538After him are Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

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

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Among people born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1 out of 1,019After him are Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Daniel Barenboim (1942), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Martha Argerich (1941), and Lionel Messi (1987).


Among social activists born in Argentina, Che Guevara ranks 1After him are Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1931), Estela de Carlotto (1930), Virginia Bolten (1876), and Maria Verónica Reina (1964).