José María Morelos


José María Morelos y Pavón (30 September 1765 – 22 December 1815) was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader. He led the Mexican War of Independence movement. He led the movement after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811. He was later captured by the Spanish colonial authorities. He was executed for treason in 1815, in San Cristóbal Ecatepec.

José María Morelos
A painting of José María Morelos
Born(1765-09-30)September 30, 1765
City of Valladolid (now Morelia, Michoacán)
DiedDecember 22, 1815(1815-12-22) (aged 50)
San Cristóbal Ecatepec, State of México
Years of service1810-1815
RankCaptain general

Morelos was born in the city of Valladolid, which is now Morelia, Michoacán.