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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 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 22,582,638 page views. His biography is available in 147 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 145 in 2019). Fidel Castro is the 56th most popular politician (down from 46th 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 56 out of 15,577Before him are Angela Merkel, Saddam Hussein, Boris Yeltsin, Nebuchadnezzar II, Nikita Khrushchev, and Marcus Aurelius. After him are Ahmed I, Martin Van Buren, Josip Broz Tito, Benjamin Franklin, Mehmed the Conqueror, and Nicholas II of Russia.

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

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Among people born in Cuba, Fidel Castro ranks 1 out of 248After him are Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), José Raúl Capablanca (1888), Italo Calvino (1923), Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Andy García (1956), Alberto Korda (1928), 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), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Emilio Mola (1887), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Sergio Oliva (1941), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Aleida March (1936), Vilma Espín (1930), and Gerardo Machado (1871).

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