Vicente Riva Palacio

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Vicente Riva Palacio
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Born Vicente Florencio Carlos Riva Palacio Guerrero
October 16, 1832
Mexico City, Mexico
Died November 22, 1896(1896-11-22) (aged 64)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Politician

Vicente Riva Palacio (Mexico City, 16 October 1832 – Madrid, 22 November 1896) was a Mexican politician and intellectual.

His father was Mariano Riva Palacio and his mother was María de los Dolores Guerrero Hernández[1] Vicente's father worked for the Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico in Querétaro[2] His mother was the daughter of President Vicente Guerrero and María de Guadalupe Hernández.

Life[edit]

In 1845 Riva Palacio entered college at San Gregorio and then graduated in 1854 as a lawyer. Riva Palacio was not only a lawyer but a general, diplomat, politician, historian and a writer. After Riva Palacio received his degree in law he continued working while going to war. Riva Palacio participated in the Plan de Ayutla and French intervention in Mexico. In 1858 and through April 1860 he was in prison because of his liberal ideas. After prison, he became congressman and wrote for the newspaper "La Orquesta". According to Nettie Lee Benson, Riva Palacio was writing about Emperor Maximilian's downfall and Porfirio Díaz taking over Mexico. Also in 1862, Riva Palacio became Governor of the State of Mexico. Then in 1865, he founded and published a newspaper called "El Pito Real". Also in 1865, he became Governor of Michoacán due to the death of General José María Arteaga, Riva Palacio was then named General and chief of the central army according to Benson. In 1867 he published another newspaper called "El Radical" that only lasted until 1873. After "El Radical" he published another newspaper called "El Ahuizote". In 1876 he resigned as governor to dedicate himself to witting. In 1884, he was accused of conspiracy and was imprisoned, where he wrote his second volume of "México a través de los siglos", and after prison Riva Palacio retired from the military and left to Spain where he met Spanish artists and politicians. In 1896, Vicente Riva Palacio died in Madrid, Spain.[3]

Books[edit]

Novels
  • Calvario y tabor
  • Monja y casada, virgen y mártir
  • Martín Garatuza
  • Las dos emparedadas: Memorias de la Inquisición
  • Los piratas del golfo
  • La vuelta de los muertos
  • Memorias de un impostor: Don Guillén de Lampart, rey de México
  • Un secreto que mata
Books of poetry
  • Flores de alma
  • Páginas en verso
  • Mis versos
Theatrical works written in collaboration
  • Las liras hermanas
Histories and criticisms
  • Historia de la administración de don Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
  • Los ceros
  • México a través de los siglos, v.2, El virreinato
  • El libro rojo (in collaboration)
Stories and legends
  • Cuentos de un loco
  • Cuentos del general
  • Tradiciones y leyendas mexicanas (in collaboration)
  • El abanico

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicente Riva Palacio." Bincentenario Independencia. Diccionario Porrúa, Biografía y Geografía de México. n.d. Web. 08 March 2010.
  2. ^ (Bicentenaro par.1).
  3. ^ "Vicente Riva Palacio Collection, 1790-1896 , Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin". Retrieved April 30, 2010.