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Ricardo Alarcón
(1937- )
President of the National Assembly of the People's Power.
Juan Almeida
(1927- )
Participant in Moncada attack and imprisoned subsequently; Granma expeditionary; became Rebel commander February 1958 and headed Third Front of Oriente; currently member of Central Committee and Politial Bureau of Communist Party of Cuba; headed Commission to Perpetuate the Memory of Commander Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.
Fulgencio Batista
(1901-1973)
Army sergeant who seized control of Cuban goverment in 1934; left office, 1944; on March 10, 1952, led coup overthrowing government of Carlos Prío; fled Cuba on January 1, 1959.
Fidel Castro
(1926- )
Led attack on Moncada garrison; imprisoned subsequently; released in 1955 as result of public defense campaign; organized July 26 Movement; went to Mexico to organize Rebel forces; Granma expeditionary; commander in chief of Rebel Army; Cuban Prime Minister from February 1959 until December 1976; since then President of Council of State and Council of Ministers; first secretary of ORI, PURS, and Communist Party.
Raúl Castro
(1931- )
Participant in Moncada attack and imprisoned subsequently; Granma expeditionary; commander of Rebel Army's Second Front of Oriente; minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces, 1959-present; Vice-Premier, 1959-76; in 1976 became first Vice-President of Council of State and Council of Ministers; second secretary of Communist Party since 1965; brother of Fidel Castro.
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
(1817-1874)
Central leader of Cuba's first independence war; on October 10, 1868, issued Grito de Yara [Cry of Yara], proclaiming Cuba's independence; killed by Spanish troops in ambush.
Eduardo Chibás
(1907-1951)
Founded Orthodox Party in 1947; elected senator in 1950; committed suicide in 1951 at conclusion of radio address as protest against government corruption.
Camilo Cienfuegos
(1932-1959)
Granma expeditionary; became Rebel commander and headed Antonio Maceo Column No. 2, leading march westward from Sierra Maestra to Las Villas Province; became Rebel Army chief of staff in January 1959; plane lost at sea on October 28, 1959.
José Antonio Echevarriá
(1932-1957)
Elected president of Federation of University Students in 1954; central leader of Revolutionary Directorate; killed by government forces in events surrounding March 13, 1957, attack on Presidential Palace.
Vilma Espín
(1930- )
Helped organize November 1956 Santiago de Cuba uprising; leader of July 26 Movement in Oriente Province and member of its National Directorate; fighter in Rebel Army; president, Federation of Cuban Woman since 1960 founding; currently member of Communist Party Central Committee and Political Bureau.
Calixto García
(1839-1898)
A central leader of Cuba's wars for independence against Spain; lieutenant general in Army of Liberation.
Calixto García
(1931- )
Participated in July 26, 1953, attack on Bayamo garrison; Granma expeditionary; Rebel Army commander; served as member of Communist Party Central Committee for many years.
Nicolás Guillén
Noted Cuban poet; member of PSP National Committee; lived in exile during revolutionary war; returned early 1959; became president of Union of Writers and Artists in 1961; winner of numerous national and international prized for artistic work; member of Communist Party Central Committee at time of death.
Carlos Lage
(1952- )
Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers. Also a member of the Cuban Communist Party politburo, vice president of the Council of State.
Antonio Maceo
(1845-1896)
Prominent military leader and strategist in the three Cuban independence wars; opposed 1878 treaty that ended first war; led march from eastern to western ends of island 1895-96; killed in battle.
José Martí
(1853-1895)
Cuban national hero; noted poet, writer, speaker, and journalist; founded Cuban Revolutionary Party in 1892 to fight Spanish rule and oppose US plans; launched 1895 independence war; killed in battle.
Frank País
(1934-1957)
Central leader of July 26 Movement in Oriente Province; lead November 30, 1956, uprising; member of July 26 Movement National Directorate; organized supplying of Rebel Army; head of Llano [urban underground] until murdered by Batista forces in July 1957.
Felipe Pérez
(1965- )
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba.
Celia Sánchez
(1920-1980)
A founding leader of July 26 Movement in southern Oriente Province; organized Rebel Army's urban underground supply network in the cities; first woman fighter to join Rebel Army; member of Communist Party Central Committee at time of death.
Manuel Urrutia
(1902-1981)
A judge at trial of captured Granma expeditionaries, where he publically criticized Batista regime; became Cuban President in January 1959; resigned in July and went to United States.

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(1931- )
Participant in Moncada attack and imprisoned subsequently; Granma expeditionary; commander of Rebel Army's Second Front of Oriente; minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces, 1959-present; Vice-Premier, 1959-76; in 1976 became first Vice-President of Council of State and Council of Ministers; second secretary of Communist Party since 1965; brother of Fidel Castro.