Famous Mexican Military Leaders

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Lázaro Cárdenas
(President of Mexico)

Lázaro Cárdenas
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Birthdate: May 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jiquilpan, Mexico
Died: October 19, 1970

Lázaro Cárdenas had a difficult childhood and supported his family doing odd jobs after his father’s death. He rose to be the president of Mexico and was known for his efforts to implement the objectives of the Mexican Revolution, such as nationalization of industries and making loans available to farmers.

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Antonio López de Santa Anna
(8th President of Mexico)

Antonio López de Santa Anna
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Birthdate: February 21, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Xalapa, Mexico
Died: June 21, 1876

Antonio López de Santa Anna was a Mexican general and politician. His significant contribution in post-independence Mexican politics during the first half of the 19th century has led historians to refer to this period as the Age of Santa Anna. Santa Anna was played by Joaquim de Almeida in a deleted scene in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.

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Victoriano Huerta
(Former President of Mexico)

Victoriano Huerta
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Birthdate: March 22, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agua Gorda, Mexico
Died: January 13, 1916

Born to indigenous parents, in a poverty-stricken family, Victoriano Huerta became one of the few literate people in his community. He later rose through the ranks of the Mexican army, launched a coup against President Francisco Madero, got him executed, and then took over as the new president.

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Plutarco Elías Calles
(47th President of Mexico (1924 - 1928))

Plutarco Elías Calles
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Birthdate: September 25, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guaymas, Mexico
Died: October 19, 1945

Remembered for modernizing the revolutionary forces of Mexico, military leader Plutarco Elías Calles later served his country as its president. Initially a schoolteacher, he later joined Madero’s campaign against dictator Porfirio Diaz. He also established the National Revolutionary Party and was a supporter of social justice and labor rights.

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Subcomandante Marcos
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Birthdate: June 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tampico, Mexico

One of the most talked-about guerrilla leaders since Che Guevara, Subcomandante Marcos led the Zapatista National Liberation Army. An excellent student in his youth, he briefly taught and later moved to the Chiapas, where he led a rebellion in support of the indigenous people. He is also a talented poet and author.

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Manuel González Flores
(31st President of Mexico)

Manuel González Flores
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Birthdate: June 18, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Matamoros
Died: April 10, 1893

Manuel González Flores was a Mexican military general turned politician who served as the 35th President of Mexico from 1880 to 1884. Prior to joining politics, he played significant roles in the Mexican–American War and the Reform War, as an army man. His tenure as the president saw major diplomatic and domestic achievements. 

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Juan Álvarez
(Military General)

Juan Álvarez
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Birthdate: January 27, 1790
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atoyac de Álvarez, Mexico
Died: August 21, 1867

Mexican revolutionary leader and liberal reformer Juan Álvarez was a mestizo landowner who later fought in the Mexican War of Independence and led the revolution supporting the Plan de Ayutla. He also became the provisional president of Mexico after the fall of Mexican general Santa Anna.

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Miguel Miramón
(Mexican Conservative Military General, Who Became the Provisional Mexican President at Age 26 in 1860)

Miguel Miramón
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Birthdate: September 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 19, 1867

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Margarita Neri
(Mexican Female Revolutionary, Who Fiercely Led an Army of Over 1000 Soldiers in 1910)

Margarita Neri
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mexico

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Felipe Neri
(Mexican Revolutionary Leader, Who Led the Liberation Army of the South)

Felipe Neri
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Birthdate: August 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico
Died: December 31, 1914