Vicente Guerrero

Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero Full Name: Vicente Guerrero
Nationality:

Mexican

Profession: Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Why Famous: A revolutionary general and hero of the Mexican War of Independence.

Guerrero fought against Spain for independence in the early 19th century and later served as the second President of Mexico in 1829, coming to power in a coup.

He championed the cause of Mexico's common people and abolished slavery during his brief term as president.

His execution in 1831 by the conservative government that ousted him shocked the young nation.

Born: August 10, 1782
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cuilapan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Died: February 14, 1831 (aged 48)
Cause of Death: Executed by firing squad

Historical Events in the Life of Vicente Guerrero

  • 1821-02-24 Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero agree to the Plan of Iguala, stating that Mexico will become a constitutional monarchy, Roman Catholicism the official religion and that Peninsulares and Creoles will enjoy equal political and social rights