Agustín de Iturbide, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Agustín de Iturbide

Mexican army general and politician, emperor of Mexico

Date of Birth: 27-Sep-1783

Place of Birth: Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

Date of Death: 19-Jul-1824

Profession: military personnel, politician

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Agustín de Iturbide

  • Agustín de Iturbide (Spanish pronunciation: [a?us'tin ðe itu?'ßiðe] (listen); 27 September 1783 – 19 July 1824), in full Agustín Cosme Damián de Iturbide y Arámburu, also known as Augustine of Mexico, was a Mexican army general and politician.
  • During the Mexican War of Independence, he built a successful political and military coalition that took control in Mexico City on 27 September 1821, decisively gaining independence for Mexico.
  • After the secession of Mexico was secured, he was proclaimed President of the Regency in 1821.
  • A year later, he was announced as the Constitutional Emperor of Mexico, reigning briefly from 19 May 1822 to 19 March 1823.
  • He is credited as the original designer of the first Mexican flag.Although Iturbide's reign was short, it defined the political struggles before and after independence.
  • The two ends of Mexico's political spectrum, liberals who favored populist representative government and conservatives who favored a more authoritarian regime, each gained the upper hand at various times in the decades after Iturbide's abdication.

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