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 Valentín Gómez Farías

Valentín Gómez Farías

Birth
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Municipality, Jalisco, Mexico
Death 5 Jul 1858 (aged 77)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Memorial ID 18881 · View Source
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Mexico President. After training as a physician, he participated in the Mexican struggle for independence during the 1820s. He became a leader of Mexican liberalism in the mid-19th Century, notable as Vice President of Mexico under President-General Santa Anna for his social reforms of (1833-34). When Santa Anna left the capital, he was in effective control of the government, immediately obtained legislation that reduced the number of generals, ended the special privileges of the military and created a civilian militia, in 1835. Although his liberalism was out of favor, Gómez Farías persisted in Mexican politics, becoming president for a brief period in 1846 and was later unseated again by Santa Anna. In 1857, his daring social reforms became established in the new constitution drafted by then President Benito Juárez.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18881
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Valentín Gómez Farías (14 Feb 1781–5 Jul 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18881, citing Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .