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Fulgencio Batista

1901 - 1973

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Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar ( (listen) fuul-HEN-see-oh bə-TEE-stə, 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, until he was overthrown in 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. 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 4,774,222 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Fulgencio Batista is the 514th most popular politician (up from 518th 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 514 out of 15,577Before him are Moctezuma II, Syngman Rhee, Didius Julianus, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Aurelian, and Constantine II of Greece. After him are Zhou Enlai, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Dmitry Medvedev, Giuseppe Mazzini, François Hollande, and Georgy Malenkov.

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Among people born in 1901, Fulgencio Batista ranks 13Before him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, Rudolf Höss, and Sukarno. After him are Leopold III of Belgium, Ngo Dinh Diem, Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, Alberto Giacometti, and Paul of Greece. Among people deceased in 1973, Fulgencio Batista ranks 10Before him are Pablo Neruda, Salvador Allende, David Ben-Gurion, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After him are Pearl S. Buck, Ivan Konev, Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, and Ludwig von Mises.

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Among people born in Cuba, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3 out of 248Before him are Fidel Castro (1926) and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are 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, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3Before him are Fidel Castro (1926) and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are 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).