Benito Juárez

1806 - 1872

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Benito Pablo Juárez García (Spanish: [beˈnito ˈpaβlo ˈxwaɾes gaɾˈsi.a] (listen); 21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican lawyer and politician, who served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 until his death in 1872. He was the first president of Mexico who was of indigenous origin. Born in Oaxaca to a poor Zapotec rural family and orphaned when he was young, he moved to Oaxaca City at the age of 12 to go to school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benito Juárez has received more than 2,080,832 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Benito Juárez is the 2,011th most popular politician (down from 1,831st in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 15th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Mexican Politician.

Benito Juárez was a Mexican lawyer and politician who served as president of Mexico from 1858 to 1872. He is most famous for his efforts to establish a democracy in Mexico, which was ruled by military dictatorships for much of the 19th century.

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Among politicians, Benito Juárez ranks 2,011 out of 15,710Before him are Gianni Agnelli, Ludvík Svoboda, Jeroboam II, Danjong of Joseon, Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, and Haggai. After him are Theuderic III, Arthur Balfour, Rupert, King of Germany, Viriathus, Nicias, and Julius Martov.

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Among people born in 1806, Benito Juárez ranks 4Before him are John Stuart Mill, Max Stirner, and Augustus De Morgan. After him are Catherine Labouré, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, William Webb Ellis, Emilia Plater, Omar Pasha, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play. Among people deceased in 1872, Benito Juárez ranks 8Before him are Samuel Morse, Giuseppe Mazzini, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Charles XV of Sweden, Théophile Gautier, and Mary Somerville. After him are William John Macquorn Rankine, Franz Grillparzer, William Webb Ellis, N. F. S. Grundtvig, Stanisław Moniuszko, and Zeng Guofan.

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Among people born in Mexico, Benito Juárez ranks 18 out of 487Before him are Octavio Paz (1914), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957). After him are Salma Hayek (1966), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753), Chespirito (1929), and Vicente Fox (1942).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Benito Juárez ranks 7Before him are Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), and Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794). After him are Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), Vicente Fox (1942), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895), and Francisco I. Madero (1873).