Pedro Vélez

President of Mexico (1787-1848)

José Pedro Antonio Vélez de Zúñiga (28 July 1787 – 5 August 1848) was a Mexican politician and lawyer. In the aftermath of a successful coup against president Vicente Guerrero, he was placed at the head of a triumvirate that briefly led the Mexican government during the last days of 1829.

Photograph of a litography of Pedro Vélez from an unkown book of the 8th century.