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Born in Santiago on June 25, 1841,[1] Guillermo Moncada (nicknamed "Guillermón" since his childhood, due to his large size) was one of 29 Cuban generals in the Cuban War of Independence.

A former carpenter, he later became a black folk hero, renowned for ending the business of slavehunter Miguel Pérez Céspedes.[2]

The Moncada Barracks and Estadio Guillermón Moncada were both named in his honour.


  • Abelardo Padrón Valdez. Guillermón Moncada. Vida y hazañas de un general. Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1980.

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