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Fulgencio Batista

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista

Full Name: Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar
Profession: Cuban President and Dictator


Why Famous: Dictator of Cuba, overthrown by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the Cuban Revolution of 1959.

Born: January 16, 1901
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: August 6, 1973 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1926-07-10 Cuban president Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

Historical Events

  • 1933-09-04 Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
  • 1952-03-10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
  • 1953-07-26 Fidel Castro leads a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, intended to spark a revolution in Cuba
  • 1954-11-01 General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
  • 1957-03-13 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
  • 1957-09-05 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista bombs an uprising in Cienfuegos
  • 1958-05-24 Cuban President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
  • 1958-12-31 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country
  • 1959-01-01 Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

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