Valentín Canalizo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Valentín Canalizo

President of Mexico

Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1794

Place of Birth: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Date of Death: 20-Feb-1850

Profession: military personnel, politician, minister

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Valentín Canalizo

  • José Valentín Raimundo Canalizo Bocadillo (12 February 1795 – 20 February 1850), known as General Valentín Canalizo, son of Vicente Canalizo and María Josefa Bocadillo and baptized on 16 February 1795 at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Monterrey, was a Mexican President, state governor, city mayor, army general, defense minister and conservative politician.
  • He is as yet the only Mexican President from the city of Monterrey.
  • He was a supporter of a centralist (as opposed to a federalist) national government, and a confidante of President of Mexico General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • Canalizo was President of Mexico two times, for a total of about one year in 1843 and 1844, during the complex Mexican historical times after the one decade-long Mexican War of Independence and before the Mexican–American War.
  • Valentín Canalizo had previously been the Mayor of Mexico City, after being Governor of Puebla state, and years before, Mayor of the city of Cuernavaca. He was military governor of both the states of Oaxaca and State of Mexico in the early 1830s.
  • At age 53, three years before his death, he served as Minister of War (Defense Minister) with President Valentín Gómez Farías. He led the North and East Army Divisions to fight in the Mexican–American War, defending Northern and Eastern Mexican territory.
  • In his late teens as his first job in the army, he fought in the Mexican War of Independence.

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