Why is Che Guevara so famous? What was his major achievement? Was propaganda all that made him famous? Why are people told that he was a "revolutionary"? Was he that wise?
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Che is famous for 2 reasons:
But hey, why listen to a whacked out poster on some internet site? Let's go straight to the source:
To address OP's specific wording:
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I suspect that the Guerrillero Heroico picture of Che Guevara is what most people associate with him. In my not so humble opinion, Che is famous because of this picture of him and not because of either his actions or character.
The original photo:
The photo that is most commonly known of him based on the above:
A few may know of his involvement in Cuba or of his motorcycle diaries but that is all. Few will have any more in depth knowledge of who he really was.