Che Guevara was an Argentine revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Decades after his execution, his legacy as a global symbol of revolutionary action is unflagging. TIME magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century and Jean-Paul Sartre described him as “not only an intellectual, but also the most complete human being of our age.” 
The following is from an Augst 17, 2004 Common Dreams article:
Revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an atheist, has been reborn a saint in the desolate Bolivian village where he was captured and executed nearly 37 years ago.