Famous Mexican Presidents

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador
(65th President of Mexico)
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
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Birthdate: November 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tepetitán, Tabasco, Mexico
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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Benito Juarez
(Lawyer, Politician)
Benito Juarez
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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." 

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Enrique Peña Nieto
(64th President of Mexico (2012 - 2018))
Enrique Peña Nieto
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Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlacomulco de Fabela

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.

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Porfirio Díaz
(33rd President of Mexico)
Porfirio Díaz
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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.

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Vicente Fox
(62nd President of Mexico (2000 - 2006))
Vicente Fox
10
Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Initially the CEO of Coca-Cola Mexico, Vicente Fox increased the sales of the soft drink in Mexico by 50%. He later focused on politics, joining the National Action Party and leading the country as its president. He has a rare condition called polydactyly, meaning he has 6 toes in both feet.

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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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Venustiano Carranza
(44th President of Mexico)
Venustiano Carranza
3
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.

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Francisco I. Madero
(37th President of Mexico)
Francisco I. Madero
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parras de la Fuente, Mexico
Died: February 22, 1913

Apart from being the president of Mexico, Francisco I. Madero was also a social reformist. Born into an affluent landowning family, Madero grew up to challenge the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and was one of the initiators of the Mexican Revolution. He was assassinated in a right-wing coup.

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Felipe Calderón
(Former President of Mexico)
Felipe Calderón
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Birthdate: August 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Morelia

The son of politician Luis Calderón Vega, who co-founded the National Action Party, or PAN, Felipe Calderón campaigned for the party even in his early days. He later led Mexico as its president. In 2018, he formed his own party, México Libre, its registration was rejected for lack of transparency regarding its funding.

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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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Álvaro Obregón
(46th President of Mexico (1920 - 1924))
Álvaro Obregón
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Birthdate: February 19, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Siquisiva, Siquisiva, Mexico
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.
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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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Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(60th President of Mexico (1988 - 1994))
Carlos Salinas de Gortari
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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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Vicente Guerrero
(2nd President of Mexico)
Vicente Guerrero
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Birthdate: August 10, 1782
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tixtla, Mexico
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."

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José López Portillo
(58th President of Mexico)
José López Portillo
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Birthdate: June 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: February 17, 2004
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Miguel Alemán Valdés
(53rd President of Mexico)
Miguel Alemán Valdés
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Birthdate: September 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sayula de Alemán, Veracruz, Mexico
Died: May 14, 1983

Miguel Alemán Valdés was a Mexican politician best remembered for being the first civilian president of the country after a series of revolutionary generals. He served as the 53rd President of Mexico from 1946 to 1952. Miguel Alemán's administration marked the beginning of a period called Mexican Miracle, during which the country witnessed rapid industrialization.

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Adolfo de la Huerta
(45th President of Mexico (June 1920 - November 1920))
Adolfo de la Huerta
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Birthdate: May 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guaymas, Mexico
Died: July 9, 1955

Adolfo de la Huerta was a Mexican politician who served as the 45th President of Mexico from June to November 1920. He also played an important role during the Mexican Revolution and is regarded as a prominent figure among Constitutionalists during the armed regional conflicts in Mexico. He also served as the third Governor of Sonora from 1919 to 1923.

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Emilio Portes Gil
(48th President of Mexico (1928 - 1930))
Emilio Portes Gil
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Birthdate: October 3, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
Died: December 10, 1978

A qualified lawyer, Emilio Portes Gil had not just been the Attorney General of Mexico but had also served as the provisional president of Mexico, in place of the assassinated president-elect Álvaro Obregón. He had also been the president of Mexico’s National Revolutionary Party and Mexico’s first League of Nations representative.

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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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Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
(31st President of Mexico (1872 - 1876))
Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
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Birthdate: April 24, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Died: April 21, 1889

In spite of growing up as a poor orphan, who aspired to be a priest, Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada ended up completing a law degree and became a professor. He later stepped into politics and, as a Liberal leader, led Mexico as its 31st president.

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Nicolás Bravo
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Birthdate: September 10, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chichihualco, Mexico
Died: April 22, 1854
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Ignacio Comonfort
(25th President of Mexico)
Ignacio Comonfort
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Birthdate: March 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amozoc de Mota, Mexico
Died: November 13, 1863
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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, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 19, 1867

Miguel Miramón initially fought against the US as part of the Mexican army. He then joined the campaign of Ignacio Comonfort and Benito Juárez, against the Liberal forces. At 26, he became the president of Mexico. He was also the first president who wasn’t born under the Spanish colonial rule.

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Valentín Gómez Farías
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Birthdate: February 14, 1781
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: July 5, 1858
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Juan Álvarez
(24th President of Mexico (October 1855 – December 1855))
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.