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Rómulo Díaz de la Vega


Rómulo Díaz de la Vega

Rómulo Díaz de la Vega
A painting of Rómulo Díaz de la Vega.

23rd President of Mexico
In office
12 September 1855 – 3 October 1855
Preceded by Martín Carrera
Succeeded by Juan Álvarez
Personal details
Born (1800-05-23)23 May 1800
Mexico City
Died 3 October 1877(1877-10-03) (aged 77)
Puebla, Puebla
Nationality Mexican
Political party Conservative

Rómulo Díaz de la Vega (23 May 1800 — 3 October 1877) was de facto president of Mexico in 1855.[1] He studied military science and rose to the rank of general

In 1821 he joined the Plan of Iguala. He fought in the Texas War of Independence and for that he was appointed lieutenant. He fought in 1838 against the French invasion during the Pastry War. He also fought in the Mexican-American war and he was captured at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma on May 9, 1846.[1][2]

Díaz de la Vega was military commander of Puebla in 1849 and Tamaulipas in 1850 and then Governor of Yucatán in 1853.

When Martín Carrera left the presidency of the Republic in 1855, Díaz de la Vega supported by the leaders of the military garrison, assumed the duties of President while someone else came to Mexico City to relieve him in office.[3] His government lasted 22 days, from 12 September to 3 October 1855.

After his presidency, Díaz de la Vega was a member of the group of the conservatives who appointed Maximilian of Habsburg as emperor in 1863. After the triumph of the Republic, he was sentenced to be two years imprisonment but the penalty was switched by confinement in Puebla, where he died in October 1877, exactly twenty-two years to the day his tenure as President ended.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Rómulo Díaz de la Vega.". PRESIDENCIA DE LA REPÚBLICA, MÉXICO. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ , CMH Pub 73-2, Center of Military HistoryGuns Along the Rio Grande: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma
  3. ^ "El general Rómulo Díaz de la Vega asume de facto la presidencia de la República.". Memoria Politica de Mexico. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Martín Carrera
President of Mexico
12 September - 3 October 1855
Succeeded by
Juan Álvarez

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