Benito Pablo Juarez

Benito Pablo Juárez García (Spanish: [beˈnito ˈpaβlo ˈxwaɾes gaɾˈsi.a] (listen); 21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican lawyer and politician, who served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 until his death in 1872. Born in Oaxaca to a poor rural family of Zapotec origin, he became a well-educated urban professional and politician who married a socially prominent woman of Oaxaca City, Margarita Maza. He identified primarily as a Liberal and wrote only briefly about his indigenous heritage.

When moderate liberal President Ignacio Comonfort was forced to resign by the Conservatives in 1858, Juárez, as head of the Supreme Court, assumed the presidency following the succession codified in the Constitution of 1857. He weathered the War of the Reform (1858–60), a civil war between the Liberals and the Conservatives, and then the French invasion (1862–1867), which was supported by Conservative monarchists. Never relinquishing office although forced into exile to areas of Mexico not controlled by the French, Juárez tied Liberalism to Mexican nationalism and maintained that he was the legitimate head of the Mexican state, rather than Emperor Maximilian. When the French-backed Second Mexican Empire fell in 1867, the Mexican Republic with Juárez as president was restored to full power. For his success in ousting the European incursion, Latin Americans considered his time in power as a “second struggle for independence, a second defeat for the European powers, and a second reversal of the Conquest.”

More Info at: Benito Juárez – Wikipedia

Additional Articles associated with this person’s firsts:


      Benito Pablo Juarez
      Lawyer, Politician, 26th President of Mexico
      March 21, 1806, San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico
      July 18, 1872, National Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
      Margarita Maza (m. 1843–1871)
      Benito Juárez Maza,
      María de Jesús Juárez Maza,
      Soledad Juárez Maza,
      José María Juárez Maza,
      Susana Juárez Chagoya,
      María Guadalupe Juárez Maza,
      Felícitas Juárez Maza,
      Amada Juárez Maza,
      Josefa Juárez Maza,
Antonio Juárez Maza,
      Francisca Jerónima Juárez Maza,
      Manuela Juárez Maza,
      Margarita Juárez Maza


Additional Information:

  • Benito Juárez – Wikipedia
    Benito Pablo Juárez García (Spanish: [beˈnito ˈpaβlo ˈxwaɾes gaɾˈsi.a] ( listen); 21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican lawyer and politician, who served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 until his death in 1872.
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