Fulgencio Batista facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Batista in 1938
|9th and 12th President of Cuba|
October 10, 1940 – October 10, 1944
|Vice President||Gustavo Cuervo Rubio|
|Preceded by||Federico Laredo Brú|
|Succeeded by||Ramón Grau|
March 10, 1952 – January 1, 1959
|Preceded by||Carlos Prío|
|Succeeded by||Anselmo Alliegro y Milá|
January 16, 1901
|Died||August 6, 1973
|Political party||Democratic Socialist Coalition(1940 election)
United Action Party
Progressive Action Party (1950s)
|Spouse(s)||Elisa Godinez Gomez de Batista(1926-1946)
Marta Fernandez Miranda de Batista(1946-1973)
|Children||Mirta Caridad Batista Godínez
Elisa Aleida Batista Godínez
Fulgencio Rubén Batista Godínez
Jorge Batista Fernández
Roberto Francisco Batista Fernández
Carlos Batista Fernández
Fulgencio José Batista Fernández
Fermina Lázara Batista Estévez
|Years of service||1921–1940|
Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was the military leader of Cuba from 1933 to 1940. He was President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944. In 1940 he won the election. He then became the country's leader from 1952 to 1959. In 1952 he did a coup. His authoritarian government during this time caused opposition despite his attempt to placate critics with a 'show' election in 1954 were he ran without opposition. The opposition included the entire coalition that had overthrown President Gerardo Machado. Fidel Castro's guerrilla movement overthrew Batista. This is known as the Cuban Revolution. Batista died of a heart attack.
Images for kids
The Pentarchy of 1933 was a five-man Presidency of Cuba, including José M. Irisari, Porfirio Franca, Guillermo Portela, Ramón Grau, and Sergio Carbó. Batista (on the far right) controlled the armed forces.
Slum (bohio) dwellings in Havana, Cuba in 1954, just outside Havana baseball stadium. In the background is advertising for a nearby casino.
Batista in March 1957, standing next to a map of the Sierra Maestra mountains where Fidel Castro's rebels were based.
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