Fulgencio Batista

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista

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


Biography: Dictator of Cuba who came to power during the Revolt of the Sergeants in 1933 and was 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 Future Cuban President and dictator Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

Historical Events

  • 1933-09-04 Coup against Cuban president Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada 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 in Cuba after the student led "Revolutionary Directorate" attacks the presidential palace in Havana in an unsuccessful attempt to depose dictator Fulgencio Batista
  • 1957-09-05 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista bombs an uprising in Cienfuegos
  • 1958-05-24 Cuban President Fulgencio Batista opens military offensive against Fidel Castro's armed 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
  • 1959-02-16 Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista

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