1 of 10

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was born on the 14th June in 1928. He is more commonly known as el Che or Che. He was a revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and a military theorist. He is hated by many and he is loved by many as well and a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Today he is even remembered as the biggest commercial success. Many also refer to him as the most brutal murderer ever. No matter which corner of the world you go to, they will know of Che Guevara. Not a  lot of people, however, ‘know’ Che Guevara and even less know the facts that I am about to mention, so read on.


This particular name ‘Che Guevara’ incites love or hate. This name is a synonym to freedom fighting for some while for others it is an equivalent to butchery. What most of you probably do not know is that his real name was Ernesto Lynch. This name doesn’t really have the same impact as Che Guevara now does it? There was nothing very strong or powerful about his original name however the name that caught on is a completely different story.