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Bustamante, Anastasio

Born: 1780 AD
Died: 1853 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: Mexican
Categories: Military Officer, Politician


1780 - Born on July 27th in Jiquilpan, Michoacán. Mexican general and president.

         - He served in the royalist army against Hidalgo y Costilla and Morelos y Pavón, but his adherence to the Plan of Iguala in support of Agustín de Iturbide was a decisive factor in the latter's success.

1829 - Vice president under Guerrero, he engineered a successful revolution with the aid of Santa Anna.

         - He plotted a successful revolution with the aid of Santa Anna, and had Guerrero captured and shot.

         - At Bustamante's order Guerrero was captured and shot, but Bustamante in turn fell from power when Santa Anna seized the government.

1830 - Bustamante installed himself as president.

1837 - Bustamante returned from exile in France and was again president.

1838 - His regime was reactionary and was plagued by revolution, by trouble with the French, by the blockade of Veracruz.

         - Seizing control, Santa Anna forced Bustamante again into exile.

         - Bustamante returned to serve in the Mexican War.

1853 - Died on February 6th in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.


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