Subcomandante Marcos

1957 - Today

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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 an anti-capitalist and anti-neoliberal globalization icon. 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 (2006–7), 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 "Teacher Galeano". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Subcomandante Marcos has received more than 801,678 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Subcomandante Marcos is the 182nd most popular social activist (up from 189th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 73rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Mexican Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 182 out of 544. Before him are Guru Ram Das, Salvador Puig Antich, Unity Mitford, Chen Sheng, Robert Catesby, and Vladimir Bukovsky. After him are W. E. B. Du Bois, Sojourner Truth, Max Mosley, Carl Oberg, Hrant Dink, and Rigoberta Menchú.

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Among people born in 1957, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 49Before him are Ivo Josipović, Adrian Smith, Marita Koch, Yuen Biao, Kelly McGillis, and Jan Ceulemans. After him are Michael Cretu, Stephen Fry, Yoshihiko Noda, Preben Elkjær, Janick Gers, and Hwang Kyo-ahn.

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Among people born in Mexico, Subcomandante Marcos ranks 76 out of 487. Before him are Amado Carrillo Fuentes (1956), Tizoc (1436), Silvia Pinal (1931), Pedro Lascuráin (1856), Ernesto Zedillo (1951), and Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1911). After him are Enrique Peña Nieto (1966), Verónica Castro (1952), Manuel Ávila Camacho (1897), Mario J. Molina (1943), Ce Acatl Topiltzin (947), and Chimalpopoca (1397).


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), Lydia Cacho (1963), Miriam Rodríguez Martínez (1967), and Guadalupe Campanur Tapia (1986).