Francisco Luis Urquizo

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Francisco L. Urquizo
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General Francisco L. Urquizo Benavides
Born (1891-06-21)June 21, 1891
San Pedro de las Colonias, Coahuila
Died (1969-04-06)April 6, 1969 (aged 77)
Mexico City
Allegiance Mexico (antireeleccionista revolutionary forces)
Service/branch Liberation Army of the South 1911, Federal Army 1912-1913, Constitutional Army 1913-1920, Mexican Army 1920, 1936-1969
Years of service 1911-1920, 1936-1969
Rank Gral divn.gif General
Commands held Secretariat of National Defence
Battles/wars

Mexican Revolution:

  • Attack on San Pedro de las Colonias
  • Ten Tragic Days
  • Battle of Candela
  • Battle of Torreon
  • Taking of Monterrey
  • Fights of Apizaco, Rinconada and Aljibes
  • Tlaxcalantongo
Awards

Francisco Luis Urquizo Benavides (21 June 1891, San Pedro de las Colonias, Coahuila – 6 April 1969, Mexico City) was a Mexican soldier, revolutionary general, writer and historian. With Mariano Azuela, Mauricio Magdaleno, Martín Luis Guzmán and José Vasconcelos, he was one of the main authors of the so-called novela revolucionaria, which was a literary account of episodes in the Mexican Revolution. He was twice Secretary of National Defense.

Principal Published Works[edit]

  • Memorias de campaña
  • Tropa Vieja
  • ¡Viva Madero!
  • Páginas de la Revolución
  • La ciudadela quedó atrás
  • Fui soldado de levita de esos de caballería
  • México - Tlaxcalantongo
  • Morelos, genio militar de la Independencia
  • Europa Central en 1922
  • A un Joven Militar Mexicano
  • Madrid de los Años Veinte
  • Recuerdo Que...
  • Tres de Diana
  • Charlas de Sobremesa
  • El Capitán Arnaud
  • Lo Incognoscible

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