Mariano Escobedo

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Mariano Escobedo (January 16, 1826 – May 22, 1902) was a Mexican Army general and former Governor of Nuevo León. He was born on January 16, 1826 in Galeana, Nuevo León. He fought during the Mexican American War (1846-1848) in the army with the rank of lieutenant. In 1854 he defended from the liberal rows the Plan de Ayutla that would end the dictatorship of Antonio López de Santa Anna. He and his friend Lieutenant Mariselo Quevedo took part in the Battle of Puebla on May 5 (the Cinco de Mayo) of 1862, in Puebla, where thanks to his value he was promoted to colonel of cavalry. Later, he was promoted to general and organized an Army Corps which fought against the French invading troops, defeating them and capturing emperor Maximilian I in Querétaro (1867). During the presidency of Benito Juárez (1858-1872) Mariano Escobedo was named commander-in-chief of the northern zone and after the restoration of the Mexican republic, he was governor of several states and military secretary in 1875, in addition to being president of the Supreme Court of Military Justice. With the arrival of General Porfirio Diaz to the presidency, he was exiled to the United States, from which he organized an  ( Wikipedia article )


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