Emilio Mola

1887 - 1937

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Emilio Mola y Vidal, 1st Duke of Mola, Grandee of Spain (9 July 1887 – 3 June 1937) was one of the three leaders of the Nationalist coup of July 1936, which started the Spanish Civil War. After the death of Sanjurjo, Mola commanded the north, while Franco commanded the south. Attempting to take Madrid with his four columns, Mola praised local Nationalist sympathizers as a "fifth column", the first use of that phrase. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emilio Mola has received more than 317,563 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Emilio Mola is the 3,604th most popular politician (up from 4,660th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Cuba (up from 20th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Cuban Politician.

Emilio Mola was a general in the Spanish Army during the Spanish Civil War. He is most famous for his military campaign in the north of Spain, which included the bombing of Guernica.

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Among politicians, Emilio Mola ranks 3,604 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, David Dacko, Emperor Xianzong of Tang, Lycurgus of Athens, Abdur Rahman Khan, and Tissaphernes. After him are Kavad II, Boris Tadić, Redbad, King of the Frisians, Robert I, Count of Artois, John Hyrcanus, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

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Among people born in 1887, Emilio Mola ranks 52Before him are Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, George Pólya, Josef Harpe, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Arnold Zweig. After him are James Paul Moody, Frederick Fleet, Mitsuru Ushijima, Blaise Cendrars, Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, and Conrad Hilton. Among people deceased in 1937, Emilio Mola ranks 35Before him are Albert Roussel, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Charles-Marie Widor, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Ray Ewry, and Edith Wharton. After him are Frank B. Kellogg, Louis Vierne, Pavel Florensky, Yeghishe Charents, Bessie Smith, and Georgy Pyatakov.

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Among people born in Cuba, Emilio Mola ranks 16 out of 202Before him are Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), Gloria Estefan (1957), Celia Cruz (1925), Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), and Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919). After him are Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Alicia Alonso (1920), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Omara Portuondo (1930), and Reinaldo Arenas (1943).

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Among politicians born in Cuba, Emilio Mola ranks 5Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), and Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919). After him are Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Gerardo Machado (1871), Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819), Aleida March (1936), and Ramón Grau (1881).