Maximilian of Mexico was born in Vienna, Austria in 1832 as Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. He was the grandson of Austrian emperor, Francis II, and younger brother of Franz Joseph who became Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, and President of the German Confederation.
While February 14th is celebrated as the Day of Love and Friendship in many countries, it is perhaps celebrated with most fervor and tradition in Mexico.
This is the date where the most people are serenaded and the most chocolates and balloons are gifted. And that is because Mexicans ar...
José María Morelos y Pavón was born in Valladolid (now Morelia) in 1765.
He was a Mexican religious, military and politician, leader of the revel Independence war in Mexico. After the death of father Miguel Hidalgo in 1811, José María assumed leadership of the independence movement...
The Rotonda of Illustrious Men
by Angie Galicia
In Mexico as in the rest of the world, there are women and men whose acts make them exceptional human beings, and they forever remain in the memory of society. In order to honor them, in 1872, Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, the president of Mexico at...
Father of Mexico's Independence
by Angie Galicia
Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico's history. Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico, changed radically.
Before that historic moment when his voice cried out to deman...
Benito Juarez is undoubtedly one of the most important and revered figures in Mexican history. Each March 21st marks the anniversary of his birth and every elementary school in the country commemorates the man who consolidated the nation as a republic.
Of indigenous origin, Benito Pablo Juarez Ga...