Fulgencio Batista

1901 - 1973

Fulgencio Batista

Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (; Spanish: [fulˈxensjo βaˈtista i salˈdiβaɾ]; 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 its U.S.-backed military dictator from 1952 to 1959, before being overthrown during the Cuban Revolution. 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. He 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 3,167,882 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 461st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Fulgencio Batista ranks 457 out of 14,801Before him are James II of England, Patrice Lumumba, Sukarno, Mahidevran, Constantius Chlorus, and Ptolemy II Philadelphus. After him are Irene of Athens, Robert the Bruce, Lavrentiy Beria, Mustafa IV, Manuel I of Portugal, and Louis VIII of France.

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Among people born in 1901, Fulgencio Batista ranks 11Before him are Enrico Fermi, Jacques Lacan, Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Linus Pauling, and Sukarno. After him are Rudolf Höss, Alberto Giacometti, Leopold III of Belgium, Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, and Clark Gable. Among people deceased in 1973, Fulgencio Batista ranks 10Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After him are İsmet İnönü, Pearl S. Buck, Henri Charrière, John Ford, Paavo Nurmi, and Walter Ulbricht.

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Among people born in Cuba, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3 out of 138Before him are Fidel Castro (1926) and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are José Raúl Capablanca (1888), Italo Calvino (1923), Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Compay Segundo (1907), Ibrahim Ferrer (1927), and Andy García (1956).

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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 Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Emilio Mola (1887), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819), Gerardo Machado (1871), Ramón Grau (1881), and Tomás Estrada Palma (1835).

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