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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, in an era when peasant communities came under increasing repression from the small-landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugarcane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz (President from 1877 to 1880 and 1884 to 1911). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emiliano Zapata has received more than 3,202,980 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Emiliano Zapata is the 26th most popular social activist (down from 25th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 7th in 2019) 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 26 out of 538Before him are Gustav I of Sweden, Charlotte Corday, Olympe de Gouges, Irena Sendler, Bertha von Suttner, and Thomas Müntzer. After him are Omar Mukhtar, Martin Niemöller, Pheidippides, Élie Ducommun, Ferdinand Lassalle, and Simon Wiesenthal.

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

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Among people born in Mexico, Emiliano Zapata ranks 6 out of 585Before him are Frida Kahlo (1907), Anthony Quinn (1915), Diego Rivera (1886), Moctezuma II (1466), and Geronimo (1829). After him are Carlos Slim (1940), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Octavio Paz (1914), and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946).


Among social activists born in Mexico, Emiliano Zapata ranks 1After him are Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753), Subcomandante Marcos (1957), Ricardo Flores Magón (1874), Leona Vicario (1789), Miriam Rodríguez Martínez (1967), Lydia Cacho (1963), Guadalupe Campanur Tapia (1986), and Xiye Bastida (2002).