Emiliano Zapata

1879 - 1919

Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata Salazar (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljano saˈpata]; 8 August 1879 – 10 April 1919) became a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the Mexican state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata was born in the rural village of Anenecuilco in Morelos State, in an era when peasant communities came under increasing pressure from the small-landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugar-cane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz (President 1877-1880 and 1884-1911). Zapata early on participated in political movements against Diaz and the landowning hacendados, and when the Revolution broke out in 1910 he was positioned as a central leader of the peasant revolt in Morelos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emiliano Zapata has received more than 2,141,107 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Emiliano Zapata ranks 24 out of 426Before him are Gustav I of Sweden, Charlotte Corday, Robert Owen, Thomas Müntzer, Irena Sendler, and Olympe de Gouges. After him are Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, Simon Wiesenthal, Eleanor Roosevelt, Simon bar Kokhba, and Martin Niemöller.

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Among people born in 1879, Emiliano Zapata ranks 8Before him are Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Franz von Papen, and Otto Hahn. After him are Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, Francis Picabia, Alma Mahler, and Ottorino Respighi. Among people deceased in 1919, Emiliano Zapata ranks 6Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, and Emil Fischer. After him are Karl Liebknecht, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Gojong of Korea, and Andrew Carnegie.

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Among people born in Mexico, Emiliano Zapata ranks 7 out of 344Before him are Frida Kahlo (1907), Anthony Quinn (1915), Diego Rivera (1886), Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), and Carlos Slim (1940). After him are Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Octavio Paz (1914), Cuauhtémoc (1495), and Porfirio Díaz (1830).


Among social activists born in Mexico, Emiliano Zapata ranks 1After him are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753), Subcomandante Marcos (1957), and Ricardo Flores Magón (1874).

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