Felipe Berriozábal

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Statue of Berriozábal located in Coacalco de Berriozábal, State of Mexico
Tomb of Berriozábal located in Mexico City

Felipe Berriozábal (born August 23, 1829 in Zacatecas, Zacatecas – died January 9, 1900 in Mexico City) was a Mexican politician, engineer and military leader. He participated in the Reform War (Spanish: Guerra de Reforma) and in the fight against French Intervention in Mexico. He was a member of president Benito Juárez's cabinet, serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of Marine, Berriozábal also served during Porfirio Díaz's government. He was a commander of the Mexican Army and member of the Chamber of Deputies. His remains were buried at the Panteón de Dolores in Mexico City, in the Rotunda of Illustrious Persons on January 12, 1900; shortly after his death.[1]

Political life[edit]

Berriozábal was named Secretary of War in 1865 under Benito Juarez's term. He was also elected governor for Mexico State and Michoacan. By the end of the 19th century he was appointed Ministry of Government by Porfirio Díaz. He finally was chosen to be Ministry of War.[2] He died on January 9, 1900 and his remains rest at Rotunda of Illustrious Persons monument, located in Panteón de Dolores, Mexico City. A municipality was named after him, Coacalco de Berriozábal, in State of Mexico.


  1. ^ Rotonda de las Personas Ilustres: Felipe Berriozábal Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Peñaloza García, Inocente (2000) ¿Quiénes fueron los institutences?: apuntes biográficos de 60 personajes del Instituto Científico y Literario del Estado de México, México, ed. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, ISBN 978-968-835-528-2