He was known as an Argentine born Marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerilla leader.
His parents were of upper class origin. His father, Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was an entrepreneur and a builder-architect who studied architecture but never received a degree.
Che Guevara attended a secondary school in Cordoba, The Colegia Naciones Dean Funes, from where he went on to study medicine at the University of Buenos Aires in 1948.
In 1953 after graduating, as a doctor in March, Ernesto Guevara sets off to travel through Latin America, he visits Bolivia, observing the aftermath of the 1952 revolution.
Horrified by the hardship and poverty he witnessed in the countries he visited, and the exploitation of the poor by-US-controlled corporations, Che Guevara began to embrace a form of Pan-American Marxism.
Under the influence of Castro, writer Alberto Bayo, and the writings of Mao Tse-Tung, Che Guevara began to form the tenets of his philosophy of guerrilla. Later in 1956, he joined Castro and his brother Raul invading Cuba.
Once the new Cuban government has been installed, Che Guevara served under Castro as an official at the National Institute of Agrarian Reform, President of the National Bank of Cuban and Minster of Industries.
Che Guevara left Cuba in 1966 to sow seeds of revolution in other countries, first in the Democratic Republic of Congo and later in Bolivia.
Guevara was captured by Bolivian troops, with support of the CIA. Che Guevara was executed on October 9, 1967 and his body was buried in a secret grave. He was thirty-nine years old.
Che Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)