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List of famous politicians from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Cuban politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Cuban politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Cuba and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Cuba, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples include Guillermo "Bill" Vidal and Ramón Grau.

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Alberto Herrera y Franchi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Alberto Herrera y Franchi Died at 80 (1874-1954) General Alberto Herrera y Franchi was the provisional President of Cuba from August 12 to August 13, 1933.

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Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso Died at 73 (1861-1934) Alfredo de Zayas y Alfonso, usually known as Alfredo de Zayas under Spanish naming customs and also known as Alfredo Zayas, was a Cuban lawyer, poet and political figure. He served as ...more

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Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla age 60 Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla is a Cuban diplomat and politician. He has served as Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2009.

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Carlos Hevia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Carlos Hevia Died at 64 (1900-1964) Carlos Hevia y de los Reyes-Gavilan was the President of Cuba, serving for less than three days. During the third week of 1934, Hevia was President from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, until ...more

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Carlos Lage Dávila is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Carlos Lage Dávila age 67 Carlos Lage Dávila is a Cuban politician. Until 2009, he was a Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Executive ...more

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Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Qu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada Died at 68 (1871-1939) Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada was a Cuban writer, politician, diplomat, and President of Cuba.

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Carlos Mendieta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Carlos Mendieta Died at 87 (1873-1960) Carlos Mendieta y Montefur was a Cuban politician and Provisional President of Cuba. A chief opponent of Gerardo Machado, Mendieta was installed as provisional President of Cuba in 1934 by a ...more

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Domingo Tamargo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Domingo Tamargo Died at 64 (1883-1947) Domingo Rafael Tamargo y Bautista was the Cuban Secretary of Justice during the early 1930s. He served on the Cuban Supreme Court from September 27, 1933 until January 17, 1934. Tamargo was born ...more

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Felipe Pérez Roque is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
age 53 Felipe Ramón Pérez Roque was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba from 1999 to 2009. At his appointment, he was not only the youngest member of the Cuban cabinet but also the ...more

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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
age 92 Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist-Leninist and ...more

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Fulgencio Batista is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Died at 72 (1901-1973) Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar was the elected President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944, and dictator from 1952 to 1959, before being overthrown as a result of the Cuban Revolution. Batista ...more

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Gerardo Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Died at 68 (1871-1939) Gerardo Machado y Morales was President of Cuba and a general of the Cuban War of Independence. He was born in the central Province of Las Villas. He was the eldest child in his family and had a ...more

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Guillermo
Guillermo "Bill" Vidal age 67 Guillermo "Bill" Vidal is an author, career civil servant, and a former mayor of Denver, Colorado. Vidal served as deputy mayor under John Hickenlooper until Hickenlooper resigned his ...more

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Isidoro Malmierca Peoli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Died at 71 (1930-2001) Isidoro Malmierca Peoli, was Cuba's foreign minister from 1976 to 1992 and a founder of the Cuban Communist Party. Born in Havana, he became involved in Cuba's turbulent left-wing politics as a ...more

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Jorge Mañach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Jorge Mañach Died at 63 (1898-1961) Jorge Mañach y Robato was a Cuban writer and attorney, considered among the most distinguished of his time. His studies of José Martí, the 'Apostle of Cuban Independence', ...more

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José Agripino Barnet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
José Agripino Barnet Died at 81 (1864-1945) José Agripino Barnet y Vinagres was a Cuban politician and diplomat who served as President of Cuba from December 11, 1935 to May 20, 1936. He was the seventh provisional chief since the ...more

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José Miguel Gómez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Died at 63 (1858-1921) José Miguel Gómez y Gómez was a Cuban General in the Cuban War of Independence who went on to become President of Cuba.

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Juanita Castro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Juanita Castro age 85 Juana de la Caridad Castro Ruz is a sister of former Cuban President Fidel Castro and current President Raúl Castro. After working as a CIA agent in Cuba, she has been living in the ...more

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Manuel Márquez Sterling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Manuel Márquez Sterling Died at 62 (1872-1934) Manuel Márquez Sterling was a Cuban diplomat and President of Cuba for a few hours on January 18, 1934. He was an attorney, was Ambassador of Cuba to Mexico and later to the United ...more

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Marino Murillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Marino Murillo age 57 Marino Alberto Murillo Jorge is a Cuban politician, economist and former military officer. He received national media attention in 2009 on his appointment as Minister of Planning and Economy ...more

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Mario García Menocal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Mario García Menocal Died at 75 (1866-1941) Aurelio Mario Gabriel Francisco García Menocal y Deop was President of Cuba, from 1913 to 1921. His terms as president saw Cuba's participation in World War I.

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Mirta Diaz-Balart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Mirta Diaz-Balart age 90 Mirta Francisca de la Caridad Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez was Fidel Castro's first wife, the daughter of Rafael José Díaz-Balart, a prominent Cuban politician and mayor ...more

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Nicolas Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
age 101 Nicolás Arroyo Márquez was a Cuban architect, diplomat and minister. He was the last Cuban Ambassador to the United States in 1958 before Fidel Castro's rise to power. He had ...more

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Pentarchy of 1933 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Pentarchy of 1933 Pentarchy of 1933 was a coalition that ruled Cuba from September 5 to September 10, 1933 after Gerardo Machado was deposed on August 12, 1933. Prior to the Pentarchy, General Alberto Herrera and ...more

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Ramón Castro Ruz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Ramón Castro Ruz age 94 Ramón Eusebio Castro Ruz is the older brother of Fidel and Raúl Castro and a key figure of the Cuban Revolution. As the eldest male Castro sibling, Ramón remained at home at ...more

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Ramón Grau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Ramón Grau Died at 88 (1881-1969) Dr. Ramón Grau San Martín was a Cuban physician and the President of Cuba. He was the last president other than an interim president, Carlos Manuel Piedra, to be born during ...more

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Raúl Castro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
age 87 Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz, commonly known as Raúl Castro, is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who has been President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the ...more

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Tomás Estrada Palma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Cuba
Tomás Estrada Palma Died at 73 (1835-1908) Tomás Estrada Palma was a Cuban political figure. He served as the first President of Cuba between 1902 and 1906.