Fulgencio Batista

1901 - 1973

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Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (born Rubén Zaldívar; January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was a Cuban military officer and politician who served as the elected president of Cuba from 1940 to 1944 and as a military dictator from 1952 until his overthrow in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Batista initially rose to power as part of the 1933 Revolt of the Sergeants, which overthrew the provisional government of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada. Batista then appointed himself chief of the armed forces, with the rank of colonel, and effectively controlled the five-member "pentarchy" that functioned as the collective head of state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fulgencio Batista has received more than 5,496,963 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Fulgencio Batista is the 487th most popular politician (up from 509th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Cuba and the 3rd most popular Cuban Politician.

Fulgencio Batista was the dictator of Cuba from 1952 to 1959. He was overthrown by Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

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Among politicians, Fulgencio Batista ranks 487 out of 19,576Before him are Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Licinius, John Hunyadi, Letizia Ramolino, Neville Chamberlain, and Yazid I. After him are Edward VIII, Nicolas Sarkozy, Syngman Rhee, Norodom Sihanouk, Christian IX of Denmark, and Edward II of England.

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Among people born in 1901, Fulgencio Batista ranks 11Before him are Enrico Fermi, Leopold III of Belgium, Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, and Sukarno. After him are Ngo Dinh Diem, Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, Rudolf Höss, Alberto Giacometti, and Princess Märtha of Sweden. Among people deceased in 1973, Fulgencio Batista ranks 10Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Salvador Allende, Pablo Neruda, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Erich von Manstein, and Lyndon B. Johnson. After him are Abebe Bikila, Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, J. Hans D. Jensen, and Ivan Konev.

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Among people born in Cuba, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3 out of 300Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are José Raúl Capablanca (1888), Italo Calvino (1923), José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Gloria Estefan (1957), and Compay Segundo (1907).

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Among politicians born in Cuba, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are Emilio Mola (1887), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Sergio Oliva (1941), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Gerardo Machado (1871), Juanita Castro (1933), and Aleida March (1936).