Ignacio de la Llave

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Ignacio de la Llave y Segura Zevallos (August 26, 1818 – 1863) was a general and the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz (1861-1862).

Life[edit]

He was born in Orizaba, Veracruz State, a nephew of Pablo de la Llave.[1] He participated in the Mexican-American War, in the 1851 revolution against Santa Anna, in the Reform War (against the conservatives), and (on the nationalist side) against Emperor Maximilian of Mexico. He died as a result of battle injuries sustained in 1863.

Honors[edit]

There is a municipality of Ignacio de la Llave in Veracruz State, named after him. In 1932, it was renamed from San Cristóbal de la Llave.

Also, Veracruz State was known as Veracruz-Llave from 1863 to 2004, and since 2004, it has been officially known as Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pasquel, Leonardo (1981). Ignacio de la Llave, cuyo nombre lleva el estado de Veracruz Llave. Editorial Citlaltépetl. p. 54. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
Preceded by
Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora
Governor of Veracruz
1861–1862
Succeeded by
Francisco Hernández y Hernández