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José María Morelos y Pavón
Birth: Sep. 30, 1765
Morelia
Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico
Death: Dec. 22, 1815
San Cristobal Ecatepec
México, Mexico

Revolutionary Figure. He was an early leader in Mexico's fight for independence from Spain. A Roman Catholic priest, he joined Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in launching the revolt against Spanish rule in 1810. When Hidalgo was captured and executed the following year, he took over as leader of the revolution. Morelos wrote Mexico's first Constitution in 1813. Possessing military skills that Hidalgo lacked, he won important victories at Oaxaca (1812) and Acapulco (1813). But after his defeat at Tezmalaca in November 1815, he was captured and shot. A search for Morelos' remains at Mexico's Metropolitan Cathedral in 1910 turned up nothing. He has a cenotaph at the Monument of Independence.  (bio by: Gabriel Solis) 
 
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Angel de la Independencia
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico
 
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Originally Created by: Gabriel Solis
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
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José María Morelos y Pavón
Added by: Gabriel Solis
 
José María Morelos y Pavón
Added by: Gabriel Solis
 
José María Morelos y Pavón
Added by: Gabriel Solis
 
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