Che Guevara Biography

Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.

As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed. His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms under President Jacobo Árbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow at the behest of the United Fruit Company solidified Guevara's political ideology. Later, in Mexico City, he met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their 26th of July Movement, and sailed to Cuba aboard the yacht, Granma, with the intention of overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Che Guevara
Full Name:
Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna
Nationality:
Argentina
Profession:
Politician, Physician, Diplomat, Author, Revolutionary
Ethnicity:
White Latin American, Argentines
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
June 14, 1928
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
October 9, 1967
Age at Death:
39
Cause of Death:
Execution by shooting
Marriages
  • 1955-09-18
    Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico
Che Guevara Timeline
  • 1953-07-07
    Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
  • 1964-12-11
    Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.
  • 1967-10-08
    Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
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