Porfirio Díaz

1830 - 1915

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José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori ( or ; Spanish: [poɾˈfiɾjo ði.as]; 15 September 1830 – 2 July 1915) was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of Mexico, a total of 31 years, from 17 February 1877 to 1 December 1880 and from 1 December 1884 to 25 May 1911. The entire period from 1876 to 1911 is often referred to as the Porfiriato.A veteran of the War of the Reform (1858–1860) and the French intervention in Mexico (1862–1867), Díaz rose to the rank of General, leading republican troops against the French-imposed rule of Emperor Maximilian. He subsequently revolted against presidents Benito Juárez and Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, on the principle of no re-election to the presidency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Porfirio Díaz has received more than 1,790,333 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Porfirio Díaz is the 1,565th most popular politician (down from 1,561st in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Mexico and the 5th most popular Mexican Politician.

Porfirio Díaz is most famous for being the President of Mexico for over thirty years.

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Among politicians, Porfirio Díaz ranks 1,565 out of 15,710Before him are Lin Biao, Yun Posun, Huni, Princess Isabella of Parma, Marie Walewska, and Chester A. Arthur. After him are Mahfiruz Hatun, Bill de Blasio, Olof Skötkonung, Uesugi Kenshin, Albert Lebrun, and Amr ibn Hishām.

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Among people born in 1830, Porfirio Díaz ranks 12Before him are Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Frédéric Mistral, Isabella II of Spain, Paul Heyse, Hector Malot, and Eadweard Muybridge. After him are Hans von Bülow, Isma'il Pasha, Étienne-Jules Marey, Élisée Reclus, Louise Michel, and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1915, Porfirio Díaz ranks 7Before him are Alois Alzheimer, Alexander Scriabin, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Paul Ehrlich, Henry Moseley, and Ellen G. White. After him are Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Wilhelm Windelband, Clara Immerwahr, Sergei Taneyev, and Émile Waldteufel.

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Among people born in Mexico, Porfirio Díaz ranks 13 out of 487Before him are Emiliano Zapata (1879), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), and Octavio Paz (1914). After him are Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957), Benito Juárez (1806), and Salma Hayek (1966).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Porfirio Díaz ranks 5Before him are Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), La Malinche (1502), and Cuauhtémoc (1495). After him are Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Benito Juárez (1806), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), Vicente Fox (1942), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), and Lázaro Cárdenas (1895).