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Huber Matos

1918 - 2014

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Huber Matos Benítez (26 November 1918 – 27 February 2014) was a Cuban military leader, political dissident, activist, and writer. He opposed the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista from its inception in 1952 and fought alongside Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos and other members of the 26th of July Movement to overthrow it. Following the success of the Cuban Revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, he criticized the regime's shift in favor of Marxist principles and ties to the Popular Socialist Party (PSP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Huber Matos has received more than 205,011 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Huber Matos is the 211th most popular social activist (down from 195th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Cuba and the 2nd most popular Cuban Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Huber Matos ranks 211 out of 538Before him are Hrant Dink, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Sergei Kovalev, Vandana Shiva, C. Rajagopalachari, and Jacques Vergès. After him are Mickey Cohen, David Lane, Jayaprakash Narayan, Nayirah testimony, Cassivellaunus, and Sophia Perovskaya.

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Among people born in 1918, Huber Matos ranks 88Before him are Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Kevin A. Lynch, Ben Johnson, Igor Ansoff, Ian Stevenson, and E. Howard Hunt. After him are Edwin G. Krebs, Anna Mani, Thomas Gordon, Lo Wei, Shankar Dayal Sharma, and Gara Garayev. Among people deceased in 2014, Huber Matos ranks 99Before him are Valeri Kubasov, Igor Mitoraj, Alicia Rhett, Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, David Easton, and Sabah. After him are Alexander Imich, Mário Coluna, Björn Waldegård, Alice Herz-Sommer, Lorna Wing, and Richard Bull.

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Among people born in Cuba, Huber Matos ranks 32 out of 248Before him are Teófilo Stevenson (1952), Aleida March (1936), Vilma Espín (1930), Pérez Prado (1916), Gerardo Machado (1871), and Alberto Juantorena (1950). After him are Tomás Estrada Palma (1835), Ramón Grau (1881), Rubén González (1919), Wifredo Lam (1902), Chucho Valdés (1941), and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819).

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Among social activists born in Cuba, Huber Matos ranks 2Before him are Camilo Cienfuegos (1932). After him are Frank País (1934), Oswaldo Payá (1952), and Yoani Sánchez (1975).