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Apache Leader Geronimo

Profession: Apache Leader

Nationality: Apache

Why Famous: Famous leader of the Bedonkohe Apache, who fought against Mexico and US for the expansion into Apache tribal lands.

Born: June 16, 1829
Birthplace: No-doyohn Canon, Mexico
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: February 17, 1909 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events

  • 1886-09-04 Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

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