Ángel Argiz
Father of Fidel CAstro
Ángel Argiz
Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz was the father of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raúl Castro. He was the son of Manuel de Castro y Núñez and wife Antonia Argiz y Fernández.
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  • 1956
    Age 80
    Castro y Argiz died in the town of Birán, 42 days before his son Fidel landed in Los Cayuelos on December 2, 1956.
    More Details Hide Details He died of an intestinal hemorrhage at the age of 80. Fidel Castro is said to have received the news of his father's death in stoic silence.
  • 1911
    Age 35
    Ángel Castro married María Argota y Reyes on March 25, 1911, by whom he had five children: Manuel Castro Argota (1913–1914), María Lila Perfidia Castro Argota, Pedro Emilio Castro Argota (b. 1914), Antonia María Dolores Castro Argota (b. 1915) and Georgina de la Caridad Castro Argota (b. 1918).
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  • 1903
    Age 27
    He also had seven more children, including Fidel, by his cook, Lina Ruz González, born in Las Canarias on September 23, 1903 and daughter of Francisco Ruz Vázquez (1874-1961) and Dominga González Ramos, whom he later married on April 26, 1943: Ángela María Castro Ruz (b.
    More Details Hide Details Birán, April 2, 1923-February 28, 2012), Ramón Eusebio Castro Ruz (b. Birán, October 14, 1924), Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (b. Birán, August 13, 1926), Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (b. June 3, 1931), Juana de la Caridad (Juanita) Castro Ruz (b. May 6, 1933), Emma de la Concepción Castro Ruz (b. January 2, 1935) and Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz (August 28, 1938).
  • 1898
    Age 22
    Following the defeat of Spain, Ángel Castro returned to Spain in 1898, but returned to Cuba through the port of Havana the following year.
    More Details Hide Details He ended up in the Oriente province, working as a labourer for the American United Fruit Company. At this time, American plantations were spreading throughout Cuba, and workers were being hired to cut down the hardwood forests and plant sugar cane. Castro organized a group of men and hired them out to United Fruit to perform this type of labour. According to his son Fidel, Castro once had 300 men working for him. Castro prospered and was eventually able to buy and lease a total of 11,000 hectares of land which yielded pine wood, livestock, and sugar cane in the northern part of what was then Oriente province.
  • 1875
    Born on December 5, 1875.
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