Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro
Castro in front of a Havana statue of Cuban national hero José Martí in 2003
President of Cuba
In office
December 2, 1976 – February 24, 2008
Preceded by Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado
Succeeded by Raúl Castro
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba
In office
July 1961 – 19 April 2011
Personal details
Born August 13, 1926 (1926-08-13) (age 89)
Birán, Oriente Province, Cuba
Spoose(s) Mirta Diaz-Balart (m. 1948-1955)
Dalia Soto del Valle (m. 1980-present)
Relations Ángel Castro y Argiz (father)
Ramón Castro Ruz (brother)
Raúl Castro (brother)
Juanita Castro (sister)
Bairns 9, including Alina Fernández

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Speaker Icon.svg audio) (born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban revolutionary and politeecian. He wis the Prime Meenister o Cuba frae 1959 to 1976. He is the Preses o Cuba frae 1976 to 2008.