Rigoberta Menchú Rank
About Rigoberta Menchú
RigobertaMenchú followed in the footsteps of her dad who, despite his financial challenges, fought for the rights of farmers. Rigoberta’s human rights activism started during the Guatemalan Civil War when personnel of the country’s armed forces violated the rights of some citizens.
During the early 1980s, while in exile, she established the United Republic of Guatemalan Opposition to resist some of the actions of the military. She became a global figure after she unveiled her book entitled “Me llamoRigobertaMenchú y así me nació la conciencia”.
After the war, she campaigned for the trial of some Guatemalan military and political figures. This led to the trial of ÓscarMejía and Efraín Ríos Montt.
She contested in the 2007 election on the ticket of Encuentropor Guatemala, a party she formed earlier that year. She was unsuccessful after recording 3% of the total votes. Two years later, she helped form the political party known as Winaq. Menchú led the party into the 2011 general elections, but again she lost.
She was raised by her parents Vicente Menchú Perez and Juana Tum Kótoja. Her brother, Patrocinio, was murdered. In 1995, she got married to Ángel Canil. Three years later, the couple lost their first child Tz'unun. They have an adopted child called Mash NahualJ’a.
In 1992, she received the Nobel Peace Prize. Six years later, she was honored with the Prince of Asturias Award. Her other laurels include the Order of the Aztec Eagle, and the Spendlove Prize.
She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO since 1992.
That same year, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Rigoberta Menchú Rank
F.A.Q. about Rigoberta Menchú
When is her birthday?
Rigoberta Menchú's birthday is on January 9, 1959.
In how many days is her birthday?
Rigoberta's birthday is in 351 days
How old is she?
She is 63 years old.
Where is Rigoberta from?
She was born in Quiché, Guatemala.
Rigoberta Menchú's Popularity
Rigoberta Menchú is a famous Guatemalan activist, who was born on January 9, 1959. As a person born on this date, Rigoberta Menchú is listed in our database as the 55th most popular celebrity for the day (January 9) and the 125th most popular for the year (1959).
People born on January 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Rigoberta Menchú is the 1426th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Rigoberta Menchú's birthday, Rigoberta Menchú is the 3rd most famous Guatemalan.
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