Ignacio Zaragoza

Mexican general (1829-1862)

Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (Spanish pronunciation: [iɣˈnasjo saɾaˈɣosa]; March 24, 1829 – September 8, 1862) was a Mexican general and politician. He led the Mexican army that defeated invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 (mostly celebrated in the United States as Cinco de Mayo).

Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín
General Ignacio Zaragoza
Born(1829-03-24)March 24, 1829
Presido la Bahía, Coahuila y Tejas, Mexican Republic
(now Goliad, Texas, USA)
DiedSeptember 8, 1862(1862-09-08) (aged 33)
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Buried atPanteón de San Fernando
Mexico City [1]
Allegiance Mexico
Service/branchMexican Army
Years of service1853-1862
Secretary of War

Shortly after his famous victory, Zaragoza was struck with typhoid fever, of which he died at the age of 33. He was buried in San Fernando Cemetery in Mexico City.

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