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Benito Juárez

Benito JuárezAKA Benito Pablo Juárez García

Born: 21-Mar-1806
Birthplace: San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca, Mexico
Died: 18-Jul-1872
Location of death: Palacio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Panteon de San Fernando, Mexico City, Mexico

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Mexico
Executive summary: President of Mexico, 1861-72

Mexico's first (and only) Indian President. The years of his rule are known as "La Reforma" as he aimed to improve indigenous rights, liberalize land distribution, and check the overwhelming power of the Roman Catholic Church. Fought against the dictatorships of Santa Anna and the French Emperor Maximilian.

"Between individuals, as between nations, respect for the rights of others is peace."

Namesake of Benito Mussolini.

Father: Marcelino Juarez (d. 1809, Zapotec Indian)
Mother: Brigida Garcia (d. 1809, Zapotec Indian)
Sister: Maria Josefa
Sister: Rosa
Sister: Maria Longinos (b. 1809)
Wife: Margarita Maza (m. 1843, d. 1871, daughter of wealthy Creole family)

    University: Oaxaca Institute of Arts and Sciences (1831)

    President of Mexico (1861-72)
    Stroke October 1870
    Proxy Baptism: Mormon St. George, UT (Aug-1877)
    Portrait on Mexican currency 20 Peso Note
    Birthday Is Holiday 21-Mar Natalicio de Benito Juarez (Mexico)
    Zapotec Ancestry

Is the subject of books:
Juarez and His Mexico, 1947, BY: Ralph Roeder, DETAILS: (2 vols.)
Viva Juarez, 1963, BY: Charles A. Smart


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