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Zapata, Emiliano

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Born: 1879? AD
Died: 1919 AD.

Nationality: Mexican
Categories: Activists

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1879 - Born in Anenecuilco, Morelos; birth of a Mexican revolutionary and advocate of agrarian reform

 

1908 - Joined the ninth regiment of Cuernavaca after being forced

 

1909 - President of the Defense Committee of the Lands of Anenecuilco after their village was threatened with losing the lands due to the claims of the hacienda owners

 

1910 - Organized occupation of the disputed land

 

- Became the leader of a peasant movement

 

1911 - Partnered with Francisco Madero in overthrowing Porfirio Diaz after being attracted to the Plan of Ayala

 

1914 - Accused Madero of betrayal on November 25

 

- Opposed successor Victoriano Huerta

 

- Took the side of Pancho Villa over Venustiano Carranza

 

1917 - Defeated Villa

 

- Forced Zapata to withdraw to Morelos

 

1919 - Was ambushed at the Chinameca haciendaChinameca hacienda after carrying on the guerilla warfare and got betrayed; considered Mexico's national hero


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