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.