Jacobo Harrotian

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Jacobo Harrotian
Born Aleppo, Syria
Died Dominican Republic
Allegiance  Mexico
Years of service ? - 1914
Rank General
Battles/wars Mexican Revolution

Jacobo Harrotian was a Mexican general who participated in the Mexican Revolution.

Early life[edit]

He was probably born in Aleppo, Syria to an Armenian family and spent most of his life in Zumpango del Río, Guerrero. Despite his wealth, he was a known benefactor who built roads that connected his own town with other local villages.

Military career[edit]

In 1913, he enrolled as a physician and then as a soldier for Victoriano Huerta's army. As a close friend of Juan Andrew Almazán, Harrotian was chosen to command a legion of 2,000 soldiers who fought in the Battle of Zacatecas against Pancho Villa's forces on June 23, 1914.

Late life and exile[edit]

Shortly after the fall of Victoriano Huerta's de facto government, Harrotian was persecuted by the new authorities and chose to leave the country.

Legacy[edit]

Once the Mexican Revolution came to an end, the socialist government deprived him and his family of their properties. His former house is now the Town Hall of his homeplace, Zumpango del Río.

Bibliography[edit]

  • NARANJO, Francisco (1935). Diccionario biográfico Revolucionario. Mexico: Imprenta Editorial "Cosmos". ISBN 968-805-293-0.