Thursday, March 15, 2007

José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori

(President, 23 Nov 1876 - 30 Nov 1880)
(President, 1 Dec 1884 - 25 May 1911)

Extremely important leader of Mexico. Began his career as a military man fighting on behalf of the Liberal party; later formed a Conservative cabal to rule Mexico between '76 and 1910. The Mexican Revolution was in response to his efforts to prolong his rule; it led to a massive struggle to destroy the basis of Conservative rule in Mexico, in what was to be an astonishingly bloody and cruel phase of Mexican history.

List of Presidents of Mexico, 1855-1911

ADDITIONAL SOURCES & READING: Wikipedia, Porfirio Díaz; Red Escolar (Español), Porfirio Díaz-1, -2; Beals, Porfirio Diaz: Dictator of Mexico, 1939


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