Guzmán, Abimael

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Guzmán, Abimael Gender: M
Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reinoso
born on 3 December 1934 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Mollendo, Peru, 17s02, 72w01
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Estadella
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°56' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 03°16 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°18'

File:Abimael Guzmán.jpg
Abimael Guzmán (1993)
photo: Puskechina, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Peruvian communist revolutionary also known by the nom de guerre Chairman Gonzalo (Spanish: Presidente Gonzalo). A former professor of philosophy, he was the leader of the Shining Path (Spanish: Sendero Luminoso) during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru. Shining Path had been active in Peru since the late 1970s and began what it called "the armed struggle" on 17 May 1980. Wanted on charges of terrorism and treason, Guzmán was captured by the Peruvian government on 12 September 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

He was incarcerated at the Callao naval base, near the city of Lima, Peru. While the activity of the insurgency increased shortly after Guzmán's capture, it declined in the years following. It has been criticized for its violence against peasants, trade union organizers, and elected officials, which were deemed by the group to be collaborating with the Peruvian state. Shining Path is on the U.S. Department of State's "Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations" list. The European Union, and Peru likewise describe Shining Path as a terrorist group and prohibit providing funding or other financial support.

On 13 July 2021, Guzmán was attended by medical personnel of the Ministry of Health after he refused to eat. He was given blood tests and an ultrasound. A few days later, on 17 July, he was transferred to a hospital for further monitoring. He died on 11 September 2021 at the Maximum Safety Center of the Callao Naval Base, at the age of 86.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Estadella quotes the autobiography "De Puno y letra" which includes a reproduction of his birth certificate.


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Treason)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Terrorist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Leader of the Shining Path)