Antonio López de Santa Anna

1794 - 1876

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Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo ˈlopez ðe ˌsant‿ˈana]; 21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876), usually known as Santa Anna or López de Santa Anna, was a Mexican politician and general. His influence on post-independence Mexican politics and government in the first half of the nineteenth century is such that historians often refer to it as the "Age of Santa Anna." He was called "the Man of Destiny" who "loomed over his time like a melodramatic colossus, the uncrowned monarch." Santa Anna's military and political career was a series of reversals. He first opposed Mexican independence from Spain, but then fought in support of it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio López de Santa Anna has received more than 2,903,920 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Antonio López de Santa Anna is the 1,669th most popular politician (down from 1,601st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Mexico and the 6th most popular Mexican Politician.

Antonio López de Santa Anna is most famous for being the president of Mexico three times. He was president from 1833-1835, 1837-1840, and 1841-1844.

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Among politicians, Antonio López de Santa Anna ranks 1,669 out of 15,710Before him are Agesilaus II, Anchises, Jean-Claude Juncker, Toghon Temür, Otto of Greece, and Dzhokhar Dudayev. After him are Egon Krenz, Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Carlos I of Portugal, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, Axel Oxenstierna, and Pleistarchus.

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Among people born in 1794, Antonio López de Santa Anna ranks 1After him are Matthew C. Perry, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Theobald Boehm, Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Elias Magnus Fries, Ignaz Moscheles, Józef Bem, Wilhelm Müller, William Whewell, Friedrich Christian Diez, and René Lesson. Among people deceased in 1876, Antonio López de Santa Anna ranks 7Before him are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, Abdülaziz, George Armstrong Custer, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, and Karl Ernst von Baer. After him are Truganini, Catherine Labouré, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Antoine Jérôme Balard.

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Among people born in Mexico, Antonio López de Santa Anna ranks 14 out of 487Before him are Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Octavio Paz (1914), and Porfirio Díaz (1830). After him are Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957), Benito Juárez (1806), Salma Hayek (1966), and Agustín de Iturbide (1783).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Antonio López de Santa Anna ranks 6Before him are Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), and Porfirio Díaz (1830). After him are Benito Juárez (1806), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), Vicente Fox (1942), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), and Lázaro Cárdenas (1895).