Allende, Ignacio

Allende, Ignacio

(ēgnä`syō äyān`dā), 1779–1811, Mexican revolutionist. He was a captain in the army when he joined the movement against Spanish domination. He played a prominent part in the revolution and after the great defeat at Calderón Bridge (Jan. 17, 1811) took chief command of the forces. His seizure of power left Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaHidalgo y Costilla, Miguel
, 1753–1811, Mexican priest and revolutionary, a national hero. A creole intellectual, he was influenced by the French Revolution. As parish priest of the village of Dolores, Hidalgo attempted to improve the lot of the natives.
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, with whom he had quarreled, only nominal control. The revolutionists went northward, hoping to reach the United States, but the treachery of one of their leaders led to capture by the royalists. Allende was shot at Chihuahua.
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Veintidos kilometros al sur se encuentra Monclova, en cuya carcel fueron brevemente recluidos Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende, Ignacio Aldama y Mariano Abasolo, capturados en 1811 en Acatita de Bajan (en el actual municipio coahuilense de Castanos) antes de ser llevados a Chihuahua, donde los fusilaron.