Fidel Alejandro Castro was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who ruled the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and as President from 1976 to 2008.
While he was in power, Cuba became a one-party communist state, industry and business were nationalised and state socialist reforms were implemented. Castro played a key role in the Cuban Revolution, as he led the Movement in a guerrilla war against Batista's forces from the Sierra Maestra.
Castro had a surgery for intestinal bleeding. On July 31, 2006, he delegated his presidential duties to Raúl Castro. Following his retirement, Castro's health deteriorated. On April 19, 2011, he resigned from the Communist Party central committee and stepped down as party leader. On the night of November 25, 2016, Cuban state television announced that Castro had died, while the cause of death was not revealed. Through this infographic, readers can have an overall view of Casro's life from birth to death.