By Juana Vazquez-Gomez

ISBN-10: 0313300496

ISBN-13: 9780313300493

ISBN-10: 1567509606

ISBN-13: 9781567509601

This undemanding reference dictionary presents a brief advisor to people who have ruled Mexico from 1325 to 1997. It covers all rulers from the Aztec Empire to the present president, Ernesto Zedillo. The e-book offers an aim portrait of the political management and describes the situations surrounding significant occasions. prepared chronologically, with a word list, appendixes, and identify index, the ebook comprises 4 major chapters--The Aztec Empire, The Conquest and Viceroyalty, From Independence to the Diaz Dictatorship, and Revolution and sleek Mexico. every one bankruptcy opens with a quick characterization of the interval. a pragmatic advisor to Mexico's lengthy and intricate heritage, this e-book includes brief biographical entries on all of the country's 185 rulers. Entries describe the most accomplishments and screw ups of every tenure. The ebook additionally contains an appendix describing Mexico's major plans, treaties, conspiracies, and constitutions.

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He had governed in Sicily and had been Captain General of Armies in His Majesty’s War Council. Under his rule, New Spain progressed greatly. He improved the prison systems in many provinces. Acun˜a took a personal interest in the development of the Pachuca silver mines and ordered that all silversmiths be located on the street of San Francisco, in Mexico City. Soon the name was changed to Plateros (Silversmiths) and now is called Madero. He sent several galleons loaded with more than 11 million silver pieces back to Spain, but managed to keep enough at home.

De Alencastre was one of the most powerful men in Spain and France. In New Spain he gained even greater stature because of his intelligence and warm human qualities. Upon his arrival, he experienced the famous thirtyminute earthquake in 1711, which devastated the city and caused much suffering. It has been written that he used his own money to repair buildings and to assist victims of the quake. He prohibited the distilling of rum in the city in an effort to prevent further debasement of the poor.

Jerome at Yuste, where he died in 1558. 20 DICTIONARY OF MEXICAN RULERS, 1325–1997 Charles ruled with two basic principles in mind: the Catholic faith and warfare in the defense of the Spanish Empire. During his rule he appointed only two viceroys to New Spain. ANTONIO DE MENDOZA (1495–1552). ’’ Place of birth: Granada, Spain; Place of death: Lima, Peru; Position: Viceroy; Term: November 14, 1535–November 25, 1550. Mendoza was a cultured, temperate, intelligent, and honest man. He had distinguished himself as a military commander during the Spanish reconquest of the territories occupied by the Moors in southern Spain.

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