Fulgencio Batista

1901 - 1973

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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 4,113,659 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Fulgencio Batista is the 518th most popular politician (down from 456th 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 518 out of 15,710Before him are George II of Great Britain, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Robert Mugabe, Menachem Begin, Frederick I of Prussia, and Valerian. After him are Olaf Tryggvason, Emperor Wu of Han, Constantius Chlorus, Umar II, Neville Chamberlain, and Valens.

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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, Sukarno, Rudolf Höss, and Clark Gable. After him are Leopold III of Belgium, Alberto Giacometti, Gary Cooper, Paul of Greece, Magda Goebbels, and Ngo Dinh Diem. Among people deceased in 1973, Fulgencio Batista ranks 10Before him are Pablo Neruda, David Ben-Gurion, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. After him are Pearl S. Buck, Henri Charrière, Ivan Konev, Abebe Bikila, Walter Ulbricht, and Max Horkheimer.

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Among people born in Cuba, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3 out of 202Before him are Fidel Castro (1926) and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are 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, Fulgencio Batista ranks 3Before him are Fidel Castro (1926) and Raúl Castro (1931). After him are 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).