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Pancho Villa

1878 - 1923

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Francisco "Pancho" Villa (UK: , also US: ; Spanish: [ˈbiʎa]; born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, 5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) was a general in the Mexican Revolution. He was a key figure in the revolutionary movement that forced out President Porfirio Díaz and brought Francisco I. Madero to power in 1911. When Madero was ousted by a coup led by General Victoriano Huerta in February 1913, he joined the anti-Huerta forces in the Constitutionalist Army led by Venustiano Carranza. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pancho Villa has received more than 5,829,518 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Pancho Villa is the 134th most popular military personnel (down from 98th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Mexico and the most popular Mexican Military Personnel.

Pancho Villa was a Mexican revolutionary who led a number of armed rebellions against the Mexican government in the early 1900s. He was most famous for leading the Mexican Revolution, which was a major event in Mexican history.

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Among military personnels, Pancho Villa ranks 134 out of 1,468Before him are Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Antipater, André Masséna, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Hermann Fegelein, and August von Mackensen. After him are Hasdrubal Barca, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Louis, Grand Condé, Dong Zhuo, Miloš Obilić, and Chester W. Nimitz.

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Among people born in 1878, Pancho Villa ranks 10Before him are Martin Buber, Reza Shah, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Gustav Stresemann, Werner von Blomberg, and André Citroën. After him are Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, Pyotr Wrangel, Alfred Döblin, Ferenc Molnár, and Paul Reynaud. Among people deceased in 1923, Pancho Villa ranks 11Before him are John Venn, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Constantine I of Greece, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Jaroslav Hašek, and Warren G. Harding. After him are Dietrich Eckart, Damdin Sükhbaatar, Joaquín Sorolla, Pierre Loti, Julius Martov, and James Dewar.

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Among people born in Mexico, Pancho Villa ranks 8 out of 585Before him are Anthony Quinn (1915), Diego Rivera (1886), Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), Emiliano Zapata (1879), and Carlos Slim (1940). After him are Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Octavio Paz (1914), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Cuauhtémoc (1495), and Porfirio Díaz (1830).


Among military personnels born in Mexico, Pancho Villa ranks 1After him are Ignacio Allende (1769), Juan Aldama (1774), and Juan de Salcedo (1549).