Famous Mexican Military Leaders

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 1 Antonio López de Santa Anna

Antonio López de Santa Anna
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Famous As: Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Birthdate: February 21, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Mexican
Died: June 21, 1876

 2 Porfirio Díaz

Porfirio Díaz
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Famous As: Military General, Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Mexican
Died: July 2, 1915

Porfirio Díaz was a Mexican politician and general. He served as president of Mexico for 31 years, which included seven terms between 1876 and 1911. The entire period of his presidency is referred to as the Porfiriato. His life inspired the 1944 Mexican historical film, Porfirio Díaz. Over the years, he has also been depicted in other films like Juarez.

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 3 Subcomandante Marcos

Subcomandante Marcos
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Famous As: Spokesman
Birthdate: June 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Mexican

 4 Francisco I. Madero

Francisco I. Madero
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Famous As: Politician, Writer, Musician, Military personnel
Birthdate: October 30, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Mexican
Died: February 22, 1913

 5 Lázaro Cárdenas

Lázaro Cárdenas
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Famous As: President of Mexico
Birthdate: May 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Mexican
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.

 6 Vicente Guerrero

Vicente Guerrero
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: August 10, 1782
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Mexican
Died: February 14, 1831

A prominent figure of the Mexican War of Independence, Vicente Guerrero later also served as the president of Mexico. However, he was overthrown within 8 months of presidency. He was later convicted of treason and executed by a firing squad. He remains popular as Mexico’s "greatest man of color."

 7 Victoriano Huerta

Victoriano Huerta
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Famous As: Former President of Mexico
Birthdate: March 22, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Mexican
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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 8 Álvaro Obregón

Álvaro Obregón
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: February 19, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Mexican
Died: July 17, 1928
Mexican general Álvaro Obregón who later became the president of Mexico is remembered for his role in ending a series of political conflicts following the revolution of 1910. His reign witnessed the rise of Mexican muralism and significant educational and land reforms. He was assassinated while dining with his friends.

 9 Manuel González Flores

Manuel Gonzalez
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Famous As: 31st President of Mexico
Birthdate: June 18, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Mexican
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. 

 10 Miguel Miramón

Miguel Miramón
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Mexican
Died: June 19, 1867

 11 Juan Álvarez

Juan Álvarez
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Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: January 27, 1790
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Mexican
Died: August 21, 1867

 12 Felipe Neri

Felipe Neri
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: August 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Mexican
Died: December 31, 1914

 13 Agustín de Iturbide

Agustín de Iturbide
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Famous As: Emperor of Mexico
Birthdate: September 27, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Mexican
Died: July 19, 1824

Agustín de Iturbide was a Mexican politician and army general who played a key role during the Mexican War of Independence. During the war, Agustín built a successful military and political coalition that brought the entire Mexico City under its control on 27 September 1821, thus playing an important role in gaining independence for Mexico.