Matamoros, Mariano

Matamoros, Mariano

(märyä`nō mätämō`rōs), d. 1814, Mexican revolutionist in the war against Spain. He was, like 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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 and José María Morelos y PavónMorelos y Pavón, José María
, 1765–1815, Mexican leader in the revolution against Spain, a national hero. He was, like Hidalgo y Costilla, a liberal priest.
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, a priest with liberal political opinions. Much harassed by the Spanish authorities after the outbreak of the revolution of 1810, he joined Morelos (1811) and became a prominent military leader. After the defeat of Morelos's army by Agustín de IturbideIturbide, Agustín de
, 1783–1824, Mexican revolutionist, emperor of Mexico (1822–23). An officer in the royalist army, he was sympathetic to independence but took no part in the separatist movement led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and in fact helped to
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, Matamoros was captured, demoted from priestly office, and shot.
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Segun informacion oficial del Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH), los restos corresponden a Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende, Juan Aldama, Jose Maria Morelos, Mariano Matamoros, Mariano Jimenez, Xavier Mina, Vicente Guerrero, Leona Vicario, Andres Quintana Roo, Nicolas Bravo y Guadalupe Victoria.