Natalicio de Benito Juarez (Birthday of Benito Juarez) was originally March 21.
In office: May 15, 1867 – July 18, 1872
Chamber of Benito Juarez (Hemiciclo a Benito Juárez). Neoclassical monument made of marble to Benito Juarez, Mexico’s first indigenous president. Located in the Historic Center of Mexico City. Photo © Can Stock Photo Inc. | demerzel21
Benito Juárez was born in San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca, on March 21, 1806. He was a lawyer who later held many public offices including as state legislator, civil judge, government secretary, and governor. In 1853 he was exiled to the United States due to political conflict. The following year he helped publish the Plan de Ayutla, which ended the dictatorship of political leader Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, thus convening a new Constitutional Congress.
Benito Juárez, siglo XIX, óleo sobre tela. Public domain image.
Benito Juárez, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front
Date Created/Published: [between 1850 and 1872]
Medium: 1 photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen.
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-7875 (b&w film copy neg.)