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Bustamante, Anastasio

Born: 1780 AD
Died: 1853 AD
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.