Pancho Villa

1878 - 1923

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Francisco Villa (UK: , also US: ; Spanish: [ˈbiʎa]; born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, 5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) was initially a bandit, who became a general in the Mexican Revolution. He was a key figure in the revolutionary violence 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 led anti-Huerta forces in the Constitutionalist Army 1913–14. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pancho Villa has received more than 5,096,027 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Pancho Villa is the 98th most popular military personnel (down from 96th 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 98 out of 1,466Before him are Hephaestion, Tadeusz Kościuszko, John of Austria, Stilicho, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, and Hermann Hoth. After him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, Zhang Fei, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Theodor Eicke, and Michael Wittmann.

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Among people born in 1878, Pancho Villa ranks 6Before him are Janusz Korczak, Lise Meitner, John B. Watson, Martin Buber, and Reza Shah. After him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Werner von Blomberg, Gustav Stresemann, André Citroën, Robert Walser, and Lucien Febvre. Among people deceased in 1923, Pancho Villa ranks 9Before him are Sarah Bernhardt, Vilfredo Pareto, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Constantine I of Greece, Jaroslav Hašek, and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom. After him are John Venn, Warren G. Harding, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Dietrich Eckart, Pierre Loti, and Julius Martov.

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Among people born in Mexico, Pancho Villa ranks 8 out of 487Before him are Anthony Quinn (1915), Diego Rivera (1886), Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), Carlos Slim (1940), and Emiliano Zapata (1879). After him are Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Octavio Paz (1914), Porfirio Díaz (1830), and Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794).


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