Mexican War of Independence
The Mexican War of Independence (Spanish: Guerra de Independencia de México) was an armed conflict, and the culmination of a political and social process which ended the rule of Spain in the terri...
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John Marie Durst
John Marie Durst (1797–1851) was an early settler who lived most of his life in Louisiana and Texas. He was a multi-linguist who learned the mercantile trade from his godfather Peter Samuel Davenport....
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Battle of Llanos de Santa Juana
The Battle of Llanos de Santa Juana was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 12 July, 1811 in the area around Cuauhtémoc, Colima known as Llanos de Santa Juana. The battle was ...
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Luisa Recabárren de Marin
Luisa Recabárren de Marin (1777-fl. 1820), was one of the national heroines of the Chilean War of Independence. Being a socialite and the host of a literary salon, she was able to serve as a spy for t...
Manuela Medina
Manuela Medina (1780-1822) was a national heroine from the Mexican War of Independence.She was a follower of José María Morelos and participated in active combat with her own battalion. She is last do...
Battle of Monte de las Cruces
The Battle of Monte de las Cruces was one of the pivotal battles of the early Mexican War of Independence, in October 1810. It was fought between the insurgent troops of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and ...
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Battle of Calderón Bridge
The Battle of Calderón Bridge (Spanish: Batalla del Puente de Calderón) was a decisive battle in the Mexican War of Independence. It was fought in January 1811 on the banks of the Calderón River 6...
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Battle of Puruarán
The Battle of Puruarán was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 5 January 1814 in the area around Puruarán, Michoacán. The battle was fought between the royalist forces loyal t...
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Battle of Rosillo Creek
The Battle of Rosillo Creek (also known as the Battle of Rosalis) was a conflict of the Mexican War of Independence occurring March 29, 1813 in Coahuila y Tejas, approximately nine miles southeast of ...
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Battle of Zacatecas (1811)
The Battle of Zacatecas was a military action of the Mexican War of Independence fought on 15 April, 1811 at Zacatecas, Zacatecas. The battle was fought between the royalist forces loyal to the Spanis...
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José María Cervantes y Velasco
José María (Gómez de) Cervantes y Altamirano de Velasco Padilla y Obando (born ca. 1785), Count of Santiago de Calimaya and Marquess of Salinas, was a Mexican army officer who signed the Act of Indepe...
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Battle of Tenancingo
The Battle of Tenancingo was a military action of the Mexican War of Independence fought on 22 January 1812 on the outskirts of Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico. The battle was fought between the royal...
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Cristero Museum
The Cristero Museum (Spanish: Museo Cristero) is the only museum in Mexico about the country's civil war that existed from 1767 until past the 1900s when peaceful coexistence was achieved. It is l...
José Antonio Andrade
José Antonio Andrade was a Peninsular Spanish Colonel who notably commanded royalist forces during the Mexican War of Independence. Amongst his more famous battles, he commanded troops in the Siege of...
Martín Javier Mina y Larrea
General Martín Francisco Javier Mina y Larrea (July 1, 1789 – November 11, 1817), nicknamed "El Mozo," was a Spanish lawyer and army officer, who later became a Mexican revolutionary figure.
Franc...
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Siege of Huajuapan de León
El Siege of Huajuapan de León was a battle of the Mexican War of Independence that was fought from 5 April to 23 July 1812 at Huajuapan de León, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The battle was fought b...
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Capture of Oaxaca (1812)
The Capture of Oaxaca was a battle during the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 25 November 1812 at Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. It was fought between the royalist forces loyal to the Spanish ...
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Capture of Orizaba
The Capture of Orizaba was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 28 October 1812 at Orizaba, Veracruz. The battle was fought between the royalist forces loyal to the Spanish cro...
Afro-Mexicans in the Mexican War of Independence

With the help of rebel leader Miguel Hidalgo, who formally denounced the observance of the caste system in 1810, people of color were able to see that their independence was worth putting up a fi...
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Conspiracy of the Machetes
The Conspiracy of the Machetes (Spanish: la conspiración de los machetes) was an unsuccessful rebellion against the Spanish in New Spain in 1799. Although the conspiracy posed no threat to Spanish rul...
Battle of Medina
The Battle of Medina was fought approximately 20 miles south of San Antonio de Bexar (modern-day downtown San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas) on August 18, 1813, as part of the Mexican War of Inde...
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Isidro Barradas
Isidro Barradas Valdés was a Spanish general sent to Mexico in 1829, eight years after Mexican independence in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to reconquer the country for the Spanish Crown.
Th...
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María Cornelia Olivares
María Cornelia Olivares (fl. 1817), was one of the national heroines of the Chilean War of Independence.
Battle of Puerto de Piñones
The Battle of Puerto de Piñones was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 1 April 1811 at Puerto de Piñones, Coahuila. The battle was fought between the royalist forces loyal to...
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María Luisa Martínez de García Rojas
María Luisa Martínez de García Rojas (1780 – 1817) was an insurgent and heroine of the Mexican War of Independence. Born in Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, she was the wife of Esteban García Rojas “El...
Army of the Three Guarantees
At the end of the Mexican War of Independence, the Army of the Three Guarantees (Spanish: Ejército Trigarante or Spanish: Ejército de las Tres Garantías) was the name given to the army after t...
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José María Jesús Carbajal
José María Jesús Carbajal (1809–1874) (also spelled Carvajal, Caravajal, Carabajal and Carbahal) was a Mexican freedom fighter, who opposed the Centralist government installed by Antonio López de Sant...