Famous Mexican Political Leaders

Find out more about the greatest Mexican Political Leaders, including Enrique Peña Nieto, Geronimo, Vicente Fox, Venustiano Carranza and Ernesto Zedillo.

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 1 Enrique Peña Nieto

Enrique Peña Nieto.
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Famous As: President of Mexico
Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlacomulco, State of Mexico, Mexico

Mexican politician Enrique Peña Nieto served as the 64th President of Mexico from 2012 to 2018. He was previously the Governor of the State of Mexico. He joined politics in the mid-1980s as a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was a controversial president and his tenure saw a rise in drug trade and corruption.

 2 Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Macuspana
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been serving as Mexico’s 58th president since December 2018. He led the Party of the Democratic Revolution from 1996 to 1999 and was elected Head of Government of Mexico City. He established the National Regeneration Movement in 2014 and led it till 2017.
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 3 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
Birthplace: Xalapa
Died: June 21, 1876

 4 Benito Juarez

Benito Juarez.
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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: March 21, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico
Died: July 18, 1872

Benito Juarez was a Mexican lawyer and politician. He served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 to 1872, becoming the first president of Mexico who was of indigenous origin. He died of a heart attack in 1872. To date,  he is revered as "a preeminent symbol of Mexican nationalism and resistance to foreign intervention." 

 5 Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox.
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León

 6 Porfirio Díaz

Porfirio Díaz.
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Famous As: Military General, Politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oaxaca, Mexico
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.

 7 Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: April 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Economist Carlos Salinas de Gortari boasts of a PhD from Harvard. The former Mexican president is known for opening up his country to foreign investments. Riddled with controversies and corruption scandals, he stepped down and went into exile later. He is considered one of the most-hated Mexican leaders ever.

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 8 Ernesto Zedillo

Ernesto Zedillo
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher, Author
Birthdate: December 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City

 9 Francisco I. Madero

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

 10 Venustiano Carranza

Venustiano Carranza.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 29, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuatrociénegas Municipality, Mexico
Died: May 21, 1920

Venustiano Carranza was one of the most important leaders of the Mexican Revolution, which transformed the Mexican government and culture. A powerful and influential person, Carranza served as the head of state for two years before serving as the 44th president of Mexico from 1916 to 1920.

 11 Stephen Austin

Stephen Austin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1793
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austinville, Virginia
Died: December 27, 1836

Stephen Austin, also known as the Father of Texas, was born to a lead-mining businessman in Missouri who later bought a piece of land from the Mexican government. Austin developed the land and mediated between American and Mexican people for control over it, eventually leading to the Texas Revolution.

 12 Plutarco Elías Calles

Plutarco Elías Calles
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Famous As: Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Birthdate: September 25, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heroica Guaymas
Died: October 19, 1945

 13 Miguel de la Madrid

Miguel de la Madrid
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colima
Died: April 1, 2012

 14 José López Portillo

José López Portillo
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, University teacher
Birthdate: June 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: February 17, 2004

 15 Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciudad Serdán, Mexico
Died: July 15, 1979

 16 Guadalupe Victoria

Guadalupe Victoria
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Famous As: Politician, Military personnel, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 29, 1786
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tamazula
Died: March 21, 1846

 17 Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 18 Miguel Alemán

Miguel Alemán
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
Died: May 14, 1983

 19 Adolfo Lopez Mateos

Adolfo Lopez Mateos
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Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atizapán de Zaragoza
Died: September 22, 1969

 20 Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong

Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pachuca

 21 José Vasconcelos

José Vasconcelos
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Famous As: Writer, Philosopher, Politician, University teacher, Lawyer
Birthdate: February 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oaxaca
Died: June 30, 1959

 22 Adolfo de la Huerta

Adolfo de la Huerta
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guaymas, Mexico
Died: July 9, 1955

 23 Emilio Portes Gil

Emilio Portes Gil
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Famous As: President of Mexico
Birthdate: October 3, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
Died: December 10, 1978

 24 Manuel González Flores

Manuel Gonzalez.
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Famous As: 31st President of Mexico
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. 

 25 Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada

Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
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Famous As: President of Mexico
Birthdate: April 24, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Xalapa, Mexico
Died: April 21, 1889

 26 Valentín Gómez Farías

Valentín Gómez Farías
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1781
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: July 5, 1858

 27 Nicolás Bravo

Nicolás Bravo
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: September 10, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chichihualco, Mexico
Died: April 22, 1854

 28 Miguel Miramón

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

 29 Carlos Hank González

Carlos Hank González
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico
Died: August 11, 2001

 30 Joel Molina Ramirez

Joel Molina Ramirez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ixtacuixtla de Mariano Matamoros, Mexico
Died: October 24, 2020

 31 Jackie Nava

Jackie Nava
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

 32 Lucas Alamán

Lucas Alamán
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: October 18, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Spain
Died: June 2, 1853

 33 Jaime Torres Bodet

Jaime Torres Bodet
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: May 13, 1974

 34 Luis Donaldo Colosio

Luis Donaldo Colosio.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Magdalena de Kino, Mexico
Died: March 23, 1994

Mexican politician Luis Donaldo Colosio was contesting as a PRI presidential candidate when he was assassinated during a campaign, leading to a media frenzy. While the supposed shooter was eventually convicted, the fact that the multiple shots fired at him came from different directions gave rise to several conspiracy theories.

 35 Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera

Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: February 3, 1895

 36 Marlene Catzin Cih

Marlene Catzin Cih
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Mexican
Died: July 9, 2020

 37 Fidel Velázquez Sánchez

Fidel Velázquez Sánchez
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: May 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ciudad Nicolás Romero, Mexico
Died: June 21, 1997

 38 Agustín Yáñez

Agustín Yáñez
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: January 17, 1980

 39 Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
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Birthdate: December 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tepoztlán, Mexico
Died: June 5, 2005

 40 Isidro Pedraza Chavez

Isidro Pedraza Chavez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jacala, Mexico
Died: November 10, 2020

 41 Miguel Acundo Gonzalez

Miguel Acundo Gonzalez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
Died: September 15, 2020

 42 Victor Valencia de los Santos

Victor Valencia de los Santos
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Died: November 8, 2020

 43 Juan de Dios Castro Lozano

Juan de Dios Castro Lozano
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Died: November 24, 2020