Birth Name: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
Age: 89, born 13 August 1926
Born and residing in: Cuba
Height: 6' 3"
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Fidel Castro Ruz was the fifth of nine children born to Angel Castro, a plantation owner originally from Galicia, Spain who operated a plantation in Cuba's Oriente Province. His mother, Lina Ruz Gonzalez, was a servant in his father's home who bore Fidel out of wedlock (they later were married several years after Angel's first wife died). Known as a rebellious, loud, and troublesome child, Fidel was sent to a Jesuit boarding school in Santiago de Cuba, where he was often teased by his wealthier