Fidel Castro

1926 - 2016

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (; American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; 13 August 1926 – 25 November 2016) was a Cuban revolutionary, lawyer, and politician who was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, serving as the prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and president from 1976 to 2008. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fidel Castro has received more than 20,025,723 page views. His biography is available in 145 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 142 in 2019). Fidel Castro is the 46th most popular politician (down from 42nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Cuba and the most popular Cuban Politician.

Fidel Castro was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2006. He is most famous for being the leader of Cuba and for being a communist.

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Among politicians, Fidel Castro ranks 46 out of 15,710Before him are David, Richard III of England, Maria Theresa, Martin Van Buren, Peter the Great, and John F. Kennedy. After him are Leon Trotsky, Josip Broz Tito, Caligula, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, and Trajan.

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Among people born in 1926, Fidel Castro ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth II and Marilyn Monroe. After him are Michel Foucault, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ingvar Kamprad, Jiang Zemin, Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Among people deceased in 2016, Fidel Castro ranks 2Before him is Muhammad Ali. After him are Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Imre Kertész.

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Among people born in Cuba, Fidel Castro ranks 1 out of 202After him are Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), Italo Calvino (1923), José Raúl Capablanca (1888), Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957).

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Among politicians born in Cuba, Fidel Castro ranks 1After him are Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Emilio Mola (1887), 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).

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