Date Of Birth:
14 June 1928
Date Of Death:
9 October 1967
Place Of Birth:
Best Known As:
Latin American Marxist revolutionary
Name at birth: Ernesto Guevara de la SernaErnest "Che" Guevara worked and studied medicine in various parts of Latin America before teaming up with Fidel Castro in 1959 to force a revolution in Cuba. After the revolution, Guevara was second only to Castro in power and served in several posts. In 1965 he left Cuba and traveled the world as a fomenter of revolution, working unsuccessfully toward Marxist/Leninist takeovers in the Congo and Bolivia. In Bolivia he was captured by U.S.-backed military troops and executed in 1967. Known for his flamboyance and ruthless dedication to revolution, Guevara became an anti-capitalist icon in the 1960s. Guevara wrote Guerrilla Warfare (1961) and Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (published posthumously in 1968).
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