Famous Mexican Revolutionaries

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Pancho Villa
(Governor of Chihuahua (1913-14))
Pancho Villa
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Birthdate: June 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Coyotada, Mexico
Died: July 20, 1923
Military leader Pancho Villa was a significant figure of the Mexican Revolution. He supported the ouster of dictator Porfirio Diaz and later fought to remove Victoriano Huerta from power. He also allied with Emiliano Zapata and fought against Venustiano Carranza. He remains immortalized in many films and novels.
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Emiliano Zapata
(Revolutionary)
Emiliano Zapata
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Birthdate: August 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anenecuilco, Mexico
Died: April 10, 1919
Emiliano Zapata was a key figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920 and led the agrarian movement known as Zapatismo. As the leader of the Liberation Army of the South, he contributed to the fall of Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz and later fought against Venustiano Carranza.
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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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Francisco I. Madero
(Revolutionary)
Francisco I. Madero
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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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José María Morelos
(Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement)
José María Morelos
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Birthdate: September 30, 1765
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morelia, Mexico
Died: December 22, 1815
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Ricardo Flores Magón
(Mexican Anarchist and Key Figure in the Social Movement that Sparked the 'Mexican Revolution')
Ricardo Flores Magón
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Birthdate: September 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio Eloxochitlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
Died: November 21, 1922

One of the most well-known Mexican anarchists, Ricardo Flores Magón initially studied law but soon got involved in student politics and was imprisoned multiple times. He also edited the anarchist newspaper Regeneración. One of the initiators of the Mexican Revolution, he later fled to the US, where he formed the Mexican Liberal Party.

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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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Pascual Orozco
(Revolutionary)
Pascual Orozco
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Birthdate: January 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guerrero Municipality, Mexico
Died: August 30, 1915

Initially a muleteer at various mining companies, Pascual Orozco grew up to be a famous guerrilla leader from Chihuahua who made a significant contribution to the Mexican Revolution. Though he initially helped Francisco I. Madero depose Porfirio Díaz, he later sided with Victoriano Huerta in a coup against Madero.

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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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Eufemio Zapata
(Revolutionary)
Eufemio Zapata
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Birthdate: 1873 AD
Birthplace: Ciudad Ayala, Morelos, Mexico
Died: June 18, 1917

Better known as the brother of iconic Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, Eufemio Zapata too participated actively in the armed movement. He was, however, also known as an alcoholic and a womanizer. He was assassinated by one of Zapata's commanders after he assaulted his father in a drunken state.