Subcomandante Marcos

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Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente (born 19 June 1957) is a Mexican insurgent, the former military leader and spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in the ongoing Chiapas conflict, and a prominent anti-capitalist and anti-neoliberal. Widely known by his initial nom de guerre Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (frequently shortened to simply Subcomandante Marcos), he has subsequently employed several other pseudonyms: he called himself Delegate Zero during the Other Campaign (2006–2007), and since May 2014 has gone by the name Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano (again, frequently with the "Insurgente" omitted), which he adopted in honor of his fallen comrade Jose Luis Solis Lopez, his nom de guerre being Galeano, aka "Teacher Galeano". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Subcomandante Marcos has received more than 1,384,365 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Subcomandante Marcos is the 192nd most popular social activist (up from 194th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 71st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Mexican Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 192 out of 840Before him are Abbé Pierre, Salvador Puig Antich, Kang Pan-sok, Manuela Sáenz, Kartini, and Chen Sheng. After him are Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, Bacha Khan, Lepa Radić, Carl Oberg, Moses Montefiore, and Campaspe.

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Among people born in 1957, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 51Before him are Faustin-Archange Touadéra, John Turturro, Fran Drescher, Hwang Kyo-ahn, Yuen Biao, and Shannon Tweed. After him are Spike Lee, Preben Elkjær, Stephen Fry, Jan Ceulemans, Cesare Prandelli, and Yoshihiko Noda.

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Among people born in Mexico, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 66 out of 729Before him are Axayacatl (1449), Antonio Carbajal (1929), José López Portillo y Pacheco (1920), Vicente Fernández (1940), Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1948), and Thalía (1971). After him are Miguel de la Madrid (1934), Pedro Infante (1917), Ricardo Montalbán (1920), Pedro Lascuráin (1856), Itzcoatl (1380), and Amado Carrillo Fuentes (1956).


Among social activists born in Mexico, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 3Before him are Emiliano Zapata (1879), and Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753). After him are Ricardo Flores Magón (1874), Leona Vicario (1789), Miriam Rodríguez Martínez (1967), Elvia Carrillo Puerto (1878), Lydia Cacho (1963), Leydy Pech (1965), Xiye Bastida (2002), and Guadalupe Campanur Tapia (1986).