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Rafael Trujillo

1891 - 1961

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Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina ( troo-HEE-yoh, Spanish: [rafaˈel leˈonidas tɾuˈxiɟ͡ʝo moˈlina]; 24 October 1891 – 30 May 1961), nicknamed El Jefe (Spanish: [el ˈxefe], "The Chief" or "The Boss"), was a Dominican dictator who ruled the Dominican Republic from February 1930 until his assassination in May 1961. He served as president from 1930 to 1938 and again from 1942 to 1952, ruling for the rest of the time as an unelected military strongman under figurehead presidents. His 31 years in power, to Dominicans known as the Trujillo Era (Spanish: El Trujillato), are considered one of the bloodiest eras ever in the Americas, as well as a time of a personality cult, when monuments to Trujillo were in abundance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael Trujillo has received more than 2,231,852 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Rafael Trujillo is the 1,522nd most popular politician (up from 1,558th in 2019), the most popular biography from Dominican Republic and the most popular Dominican Politician.

Rafael Trujillo was a Dominican dictator who ruled the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961. He is most famous for his brutal rule.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Rafael Trujillo ranks 1,522 out of 15,710Before him are John II of Castile, Mohamed Morsi, Dorgon, Mahmud of Ghazni, Hiero II of Syracuse, and Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales. After him are Childebert I, Florianus, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Francis II Rákóczi, Joan II of Navarre, and Conrad I of Germany.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1891, Rafael Trujillo ranks 19Before him are B. R. Ambedkar, Rudolf Carnap, Nelly Sachs, Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Genrikh Yagoda. After him are Walther Bothe, Alexander Rodchenko, Fritz Todt, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Edward Bernays, and Frederick Banting. Among people deceased in 1961, Rafael Trujillo ranks 11Before him are Patrice Lumumba, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Gary Cooper, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zog I of Albania, and Jules Bordet. After him are Emily Greene Balch, Kurt Meyer, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed V of Morocco, Adnan Menderes, and Percy Williams Bridgman.

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In Dominican Republic

Among people born in Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo ranks 1 out of 43After him are Oscar de la Renta (1932), Théodore Chassériau (1819), Joaquín Balaguer (1906), Danilo Medina (1951), Hatuey (1478), Juan Bosch (1909), Juan Pablo Duarte (1813), Maria Montez (1912), Leonel Fernández (1953), Máximo Gómez (1836), and Salvador Jorge Blanco (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In Dominican Republic

Among politicians born in Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo ranks 1After him are Joaquín Balaguer (1906), Danilo Medina (1951), Hatuey (1478), Juan Bosch (1909), Juan Pablo Duarte (1813), Leonel Fernández (1953), Salvador Jorge Blanco (1926), Héctor Trujillo (1908), Hipólito Mejía (1941), Antonio Guzmán Fernández (1911), and Ulises Heureaux (1845).