Raúl Castro

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Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (; American Spanish: [raˈul moˈðesto ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; born 3 June 1931) is a Cuban retired politician and general who served as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, the most senior position in the one-party communist state, from 2011 to 2021, succeeding his brother Fidel Castro. One of the military leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Castro served as the minister of the Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008. His ministerial tenure made him the longest-serving minister of the armed forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raúl Castro has received more than 4,455,556 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Raúl Castro is the 386th most popular politician (down from 282nd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Cuba and the 2nd most popular Cuban Politician.

Raúl Castro is most famous for being the President of Cuba from 2008 to 2018.

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Among politicians, Raúl Castro ranks 386 out of 15,710Before him are Louis Bonaparte, Şehzade Mustafa, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Vitellius, and Didius Julianus. After him are Mustafa II, José Mujica, Louis X of France, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Willy Brandt, and Tiberius Gracchus.

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Among people born in 1931, Raúl Castro ranks 7Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Rajneesh, Boris Yeltsin, Toni Morrison, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and James Dean. After him are Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Chun Doo-hwan, Philip Kotler, and Ian Holm.

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Among people born in Cuba, Raúl Castro ranks 2 out of 202Before him are Fidel Castro (1926). After him are Fulgencio Batista (1901), Italo Calvino (1923), José Raúl Capablanca (1888), Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), Alberto Korda (1928), Andy García (1956), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957).

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Among politicians born in Cuba, Raúl Castro ranks 2Before him are Fidel Castro (1926). After him are Fulgencio Batista (1901), Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Emilio Mola (1887), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Juan Almeida Bosque (1927), Gerardo Machado (1871), Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819), Aleida March (1936), and Ramón Grau (1881).