Hilda Gadea

1925 - 1974

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Hilda Gadea Acosta (21 March 1925 – 11 February 1974) was a Peruvian economist, Communist leader, and author. She was Che Guevara's first wife. Gadea Acosta was Secretary of the Economy of the Executive National Committee for Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (APRA, American Popular Revolutionary Alliance). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hilda Gadea has received more than 585,789 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Hilda Gadea is the 133rd most popular social activist (up from 183rd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Peru and the 2nd most popular Peruvian Social Activist.

Hilda Gadea is most famous for being a Marxist revolutionary who was jailed for her involvement in the armed struggle against the Somoza regime.

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Among social activists, Hilda Gadea ranks 133 out of 544Before her are Maria Altmann, Betty Williams, Frederick Douglass, Manuela Sáenz, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Betty Ford. After her are Edward Snowden, Steve Biko, Andreas Hofer, Gaius Julius Civilis, Gerda Christian, and Fred Phelps.

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Among people born in 1925, Hilda Gadea ranks 83Before her are Harry Harrison, Ernest Gellner, Tom Gehrels, Sammy Davis Jr., Hal Holbrook, and John Pople. After her are Gabriele Amorth, Masanori Tokita, Oliver Smithies, William Styron, Gabriele Ferzetti, and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1974, Hilda Gadea ranks 36Before her are Marcel Pagnol, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Patrick Blackett, Virginia Apgar, Walter Brennan, and James J. Braddock. After her are Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, René Spitz, Frank Martin, Creighton Abrams, Cass Elliot, and André Jolivet.

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Among people born in Peru, Hilda Gadea ranks 21 out of 196Before her are Martin de Porres (1579), Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938), Manco Inca Yupanqui (1512), Viracocha Inca (1310), Topa Inca Yupanqui (1441), and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539). After her are Teófilo Cubillas (1949), Túpac Huallpa (1510), Abimael Guzmán (1934), César Vallejo (1892), Alan García (1949), and Juan Velasco Alvarado (1910).

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Among social activists born in Peru, Hilda Gadea ranks 2Before her are Túpac Amaru II (1738). After her are Abimael Guzmán (1934).