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Patrice Lumumba (2 Jul 1925 – 17 Jan 1961)
Encyclopedia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Lumumba was a man of strong character who intended to pursue his policies regardless of the enemies he made within his country or abroad. Because of its wealth, size, and proximity to white-dominated southern Africa, Lumumba’s opponents feared the consequences of a radicalized Congo. Forced out of office during a political crisis, he was assassinated a short time later.

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Patrice Lumumba (2 Jul 1925 – 17 Jan 1961)
Encyclopedia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2016

Lumumba was a man of strong character who intended to pursue his policies regardless of the enemies he made within his country or abroad. Because of its wealth, size, and proximity to white-dominated southern Africa, Lumumba’s opponents feared the consequences of a radicalized Congo. Forced out of office during a political crisis, he was assassinated a short time later.

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George Orwell (Jun 25, 1903-Jan 21, 1950)
Encyclopedia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2016

George Orwell was a novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949). Aldous Huxley was one of his masters. He worked between bouts of hospitalization for tuberculosis, of which he died in a London hospital.

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Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (14 Jun 1928 – 9 Oct 1967)
Encyclopedia Britannica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2016

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution (1956–59), and guerrilla leader in South America, Guevara was a medical doctor specialized in leprosy. Traveling around South America, he observed conditions that spurred his revolt against poverty and capitalist exploitation, adopting Marxist ideology, theory and practices. He is revered by many as a martyred cultural hero, having become an iconic cult figure as a symbol of anti-imperialist struggles everywhere.

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