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Che Guevara
Public DomainChe Guevara - Credit: Museo Che Guevara, Habana, Cuba

Revolutionary, intellectual, military theorist and popular icon of millions of T-shirts and posters on student bedroom walls around the world (and photo buttons), Ernesto "Che" Guevara needs little introduction as one of the most significant figures in South American history.



A key player in the Cuban Revolution and first Castro government, he was named one of the 20th century's most influential people by Time magazine and continues to inspire hundreds of books, essays, memoirs, songs and films, including the two-part epic released in 2008 starring Benicio Del Toro as Che.