1534 - 1557

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Lautaro (Englished as 'Levtaru') (Mapudungun: Lef-Traru "swift hawk") (Spanish pronunciation: [lawˈtaɾo]; 1534? – April 29, 1557) was a young Mapuche toqui known for leading the indigenous resistance against Spanish conquest in Chile and developing the tactics that would continue to be employed by the Mapuche during the long-running Arauco War. Levtaru was captured by Spanish forces in his early youth, and he spent his teenage years as a personal servant of chief conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, but escaped in 1551. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lautaro has received more than 242,121 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Lautaro is the 591st most popular military personnel (down from 532nd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Chile (down from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Lautaro ranks 591 out of 1,468Before him are Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Hans Speidel, Sergey Akhromeyev, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Otto von Kotzebue, and Seishirō Itagaki. After him are Ashraf Marwan, Demosthenes, Günther Blumentritt, Adolf Strauss, Jawhar, and Nikolay Gumilyov.

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Among people born in 1534, Lautaro ranks 9Before him are Frederick II of Denmark, Myeongjong of Joseon, Isaac Luria, Joseph of Anchieta, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, and Archduchess Eleanor of Austria. After him are Guru Ram Das, Giovanni de' Bardi, Robert Garnier, Setthathirath, Zacharias Ursinus, and Fernando de Herrera. Among people deceased in 1557, Lautaro ranks 11Before him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Bona Sforza, Olaus Magnus, Mikael Agricola, Sebastian Cabot, and Emperor Go-Nara. After him are Ferrante Gonzaga, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Mohammed al-Shaykh, Galvarino, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, and John II, Count Palatine of Simmern.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Lautaro ranks 20 out of 265Before him are Violeta Parra (1917), Roberto Bolaño (1953), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Jorge Medina (1926), and Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942). After him are Iván Zamorano (1967), Elías Figueroa (1946), Lucía Hiriart (1923), Humberto Maturana (1928), Hugo Gunckel Lüer (1901), and Raúl Ruiz (1941).


Among military personnels born in Chile, Lautaro ranks 1After him are René Schneider (1913).