Venustiano Carranza

1859 - 1920

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José Venustiano Carranza de la Garza (Spanish pronunciation: [benusˈtjano kaˈransa ðe la ˈɣaɾsa]; 29 December 1859 – 21 May 1920) was a Mexican land owner and politician who served as President of Mexico from 1917 until his assassination in 1920, during the Mexican Revolution. He was previously Mexico's de facto head of state as Primer Jefe (Spanish: "First Chief") of the Constitutionalist faction from 1914 to 1917, and previously served as a senator and governor for Coahuila. He played the leading role in drafting the Constitution of 1917 and maintained Mexican neutrality in World War I. Born in Coahuila to a prominent landowning family, he served as a senator for his state during the Porfiriato, appointed by President and de facto dictator Porfirio Díaz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Venustiano Carranza has received more than 1,135,091 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Venustiano Carranza is the 3,952nd most popular politician (up from 3,980th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 39th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Mexican Politician.

Venustiano Carranza was the president of Mexico from 1917 to 1920. He is most famous for being the president of Mexico when the Mexican Revolution took place.

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Among politicians, Venustiano Carranza ranks 3,952 out of 19,576Before him are Chadli Bendjedid, Janez Drnovšek, Sweyn III of Denmark, Yaropolk I of Kiev, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Emperor Duzong. After him are Ranavalona I, Senakhtenre Ahmose, Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, Bayan I, and Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy.

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Among people born in 1859, Venustiano Carranza ranks 25Before him are Jerome K. Jerome, Pierre Janet, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Hugo Junkers, Alexander Samsonov, and Anna Ancher. After him are Francisco Ferrer, Bertha Pappenheim, Pavel Milyukov, Francesc Macià, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, and Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1920, Venustiano Carranza ranks 23Before him are Svetozar Boroević, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Rosalia Lombardo, John Reed, Nectarios of Aegina, and Benito Pérez Galdós. After him are Max Klinger, Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria, Essad Pasha Toptani, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Eleanor H. Porter, and Prince Joachim of Prussia.

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Among people born in Mexico, Venustiano Carranza ranks 35 out of 729Before him are Guillermo del Toro (1964), Álvaro Obregón (1880), Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963), Thomas Mayne Reid (1818), Luis Barragán (1902), and Plutarco Elías Calles (1877). After him are Julia Pastrana (1834), Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal (603), Mario J. Molina (1943), Pedro Armendáriz (1912), María Félix (1914), and Juan Diego (1474).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Venustiano Carranza ranks 15Before him are Moctezuma I (1398), Francisco I. Madero (1873), Vicente Fox (1942), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895), Álvaro Obregón (1880), and Plutarco Elías Calles (1877). After him are Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal (603), Victoriano Huerta (1850), Cuitláhuac (1476), Vicente Guerrero (1782), Ahuitzotl (1486), and Guadalupe Victoria (1786).