Céspedes, Carlos Manuel de

Céspedes, Carlos Manuel de, 1871–1939, president of Cuba (1933), b. New York City son of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819–74). He actively participated in the Revolution of 1895 and the Spanish-American War. When Gerardo Machado was overthrown in Aug., 1933, Céspedes became provisional president, but was forced to resign after a coup (Sept. 5) by a student junta supporting Ramón Grau San Martín .

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