Antonio López de Santa Anna
Mexican politician and military leader (1794-1876)
Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón (February 21, 1794 - June 21, 1876) was a Mexican general and dictator. Under his rule, Mexico lost half its territory.
Santa Anna was president of Mexico 11 times. In the war against Texas (1835-1836), he won the famous Battle of the Alamo, but he then lost the Battle of San Jacinto and was taken prisoner by the Texas rebels. He also lost the Mexican-American War against the United States (1846-1848). He was overthrown in 1855 and went to live in other countries.