ANTONIO MACEO GRAJALES
(1845 - 1896)
Known as the Bronze Titan, he is the greatest military strategist of the Cuban independence quests, owing to his value, intelligence, political capacity, personality, and employed tactics. His revolut...
BARTOLOMÉ MASÓ MÁRQUEZ
(1830 - 1907)
Born in Yara, today’s Granma province, he achieved the rank of Major General of the Liberation Army during the “mambi” fights against Spain in the 19th Century. On October 30th, 1897, he became the la...
CAMILO CIENFUEGOS GORRIARÁN
(1932 - 1959)
Born in the capital city neighborhood of Lawton, he took part very early in the struggle against Fulgencio Batista and became one of the 82 members of the Granma yacht expedition headed by Fidel Castr...
CARLOS MANUEL DE CÉSPEDES Y DEL CASTILLO
(1819 - 1874)
He was born in the legendary Camagüey. He is known as the Father of the Homeland. He was the first Cuban President during the Republic on Arms. Writer and lawyer, on October 10th, 1868 he took up arms...
CELIA SÁNCHEZ MANDULEY
(1920 - 1980)
She was born in Media Luna, Manzanillo. She stood out due to her devotion to Jose Marti’s ideas. A closer collaborator of Fidel Castro, in the armed struggle on the mountains and in the cities, she is...
ERNESTO GUEVARA DE LA SERNA
(1928 - 1968)
A man of all times, he is considered the supreme paradigm of the impeccable revolutionary. He was born in Rosario, Argentina. He joined the libertarian movement in 1955. He was an expeditionary of the...
HAYDÉE SANTAMARÍA CUADRADO
(1922 - 1980)
Heroine of the Moncada Garrison Attack, she was director of the Casa de las Américas from its creation. It is owed to her work the broadening of many horizons in the field of culture in the first year...
JOSÉ ANTONIO SACO Y LÓPEZ
(1797 - 1879)
Cuban thinker, professor, and politician. He is the creator of one of the first expositions about slavery in Cuba. He was born in Bayamo, eastern Cuba.
JOSÉ MARTÍ PÉREZ
(1853 - 1895)
The Cuban National Hero, he constitutes the highest expression of dignity and commitment in achieving the independence of his country. His whole life has become a permanent example. His literary legac...
JULIO ANTONIO MELLA
(1903 - 1929)
Outstanding revolutionary born in Camagüey, he was an extraordinary university student and president of the First National Student Congress. That same year he founded the José Martí Popular University...
MÁXIMO GÓMEZ BÁEZ
(1836 - 1905)
He was born in Baní, Dominican Republic. Very early, he joined the struggle of Cubans for liberation from Spanish colonialism. He became and exemplary revolutionary and a military chief of exceptional...
PERUCHO FIGUEREDO CISNEROS
(1819 - 1870)
Author of the Cuban National Anthem, which music was performed for the first time in a religious celebration in the church of the town of San Salvador de Bayamo and later, in 1868, when the troops fig...
EUSEBIO LEAL SPENGLER
(1942 - )
Self-taught and later achieving the Doctor degree on Historical Sciences and the Master degree on Archeological Sciences, he is the Historian of the City of Havana and Director of the Restoration Prog...
FABIO DI CELMO
(1965 - 1997)
Born in Genova, Italy, he felt attracted towards Cuba since he was very young. He visited the country several times in the company of his father Giustino. Here, in an absurd way, he found his death in...
(1898 - 2002)
“Pure breed” Spaniard born in Lanzarote, Canary Islands and settled in northern fishing town of Cojímar, north from the Cuban capital, he was the inseparable friend of Ernest Hemingway’s, patron of hi...
JOSÉ MARÍA LOPEZ LLEDIN
(1899 - 1985)
Well-known in the streets of Havana as “the Gentleman of Paris”, mentally disabled, he possessed a seducing Dantesque charm. He was not tall and displayed an unkempt beard and long black cape waving t...