Emiliano Zapata

1879 - 1919

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Emiliano Zapata Salazar (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljãno saˈpata]; August 8, 1879 – April 10, 1919) was a Mexican revolutionary. He was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920, the main leader of the people's 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emiliano Zapata has received more than 2,864,794 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Emiliano Zapata is the 25th most popular social activist (down from 24th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Mexico and the most popular Mexican Social Activist.

Emiliano Zapata is most famous for his role in the Mexican Revolution, which he led. He was a peasant farmer who fought for land reform and the redistribution of wealth.

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Among social activists, Emiliano Zapata ranks 25 out of 544Before him are Thomas Müntzer, Robert Owen, Olympe de Gouges, Aung San Suu Kyi, Gustav I of Sweden, and Charlotte Corday. After him are Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, Martin Niemöller, Emmeline Pankhurst, Simon bar Kokhba, and Emma Goldman.

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Among people born in 1879, Emiliano Zapata ranks 9Before him are Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, and Emperor Taishō. After him are Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, Francis Picabia, Ottorino Respighi, and Symon Petliura. Among people deceased in 1919, Emiliano Zapata ranks 6Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, and Karl Liebknecht. After him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, Andrew Carnegie, Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Gojong of Korea.

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Among people born in Mexico, Emiliano Zapata ranks 7 out of 487Before 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), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Octavio Paz (1914), and Porfirio Díaz (1830).


Among social activists born in Mexico, Emiliano Zapata ranks 1After him are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753), Subcomandante Marcos (1957), Ricardo Flores Magón (1874), Lydia Cacho (1963), Miriam Rodríguez Martínez (1967), and Guadalupe Campanur Tapia (1986).