Fidel Castro – Cuban revolutionary, politician and lawyer.

In 1959-2008 he was the de facto leader of Cuba.

Fidel Castro interesting facts

1. His father was a Galician immigrant Ángela Castro y Argiz, a sugar cane grower.

2. In 1953, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for leading a group of revolutionaries to attack the military barracks in Santiago de Cuba. He was released two years later as part of an amnesty.

3. He resigned from his most important state functions due to poor health.

4. In early 1959, he entered the Cuban capital and proclaimed himself commander-in-chief of the armed forces and then prime minister.

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5. He did not shave, he thought it was a waste of time. Thanks to this, he gained over 10 days a year (this is how long it would take him to shave in total).

6. According to the head of the Cuban Department of State Security, 634 attempts were made to kill Fidel Castro.

7. He was known to smoke cigars. At the age of 59, supporting a nationwide campaign against smoking, he quit smoking.

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Fidel Castro questions and answers

Where and when was Fidel Castro born?

Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926 in the city of Birán (Cuba).

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How many years did Fidel Castro live?

Fidel Castro lived in the 90s.

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How tall was Fidel Castro?

Fidel Castro was about 191 cm tall.

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What sign of the Zodiac was Fidel Castro under?


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Where and when did Fidel Castro die?

Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016 in the city of Havana (Cuba).

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What was the cause of his death?

Intestinal ailments that he struggled with until 2006.

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