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  2. Porfirio Díaz, a mestizo of humble origin and leading general during Mexico’s war with the French (1861–67), became disenchanted with the rule of Juárez. In 1871 Díaz led an unsuccessful revolt against the reelection of Juárez, claiming that it had been fraudulent and demanding that presidents be limited to a single term in office.

  3. Biography of Porfirio Diaz of Mexico, Ruler of Mexico - ThoughtCo

    Porfirio Díaz (September 15, 1830–July 2, 1915,) was a Mexican general, president, politician, and dictator. He ruled Mexico with an iron fist for 35 years, from 1876 to 1911. His period of rule, referred to as the Porfiriato, was marked by great progress and modernization, and the Mexican economy boomed. The benefits were felt by very few ...

  4. Mexico During the Porfiriato - The Mexican Revolution and the ...

    Porfirio Díaz was president of Mexico longer than anyone else in its history. After his heroism in leading the troops against the French, he tried to gain the Presidency through a coup against President Benito Juárez in the abortive Revolt of La Noria in 1871.

  5. Porfiriato - Wikipedia

    The Porfiriato (English: Porfirio Díaz Era, lit. 'Porfiriate') is a term given to the period when General Porfirio Díaz ruled Mexico as president in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, coined by Mexican historian Daniel Cosío Villegas.

  6. READ: The Mexican Revolution (article) | Khan Academy

    The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the eighth re-election of President Porfirio Diaz, who had ruled since 1876. Under Diaz, Mexico held elections for the president and legislature, but in reality, it was almost impossible to challenge Diaz. He used the military and police to repress dissent.

  7. How Did Porfirio Diaz Stay in Power for 35 Years? - ThoughtCo

    Updated on March 24, 2019. Dictator Porfirio Díaz stayed in power in Mexico from 1876 to 1911, a total of 35 years. During that time, Mexico modernized, adding plantations, industry, mines, and transportation infrastructure. Poor Mexicans suffered greatly, however, and conditions for the most destitute were terribly cruel.

  8. Porfirio Díaz - New World Encyclopediaíaz

    José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (September 15, 1830 – July 2, 1915) was a Mexican-American War volunteer, French Intervention hero, and President. He ruled Mexico from 1876 to 1880, and from 1884 to 1911.

  9. Biografia de Porfirio Díaz - Biografias y Vidas .com

    Porfirio Díaz. (José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori; Oaxaca, 1830 - París, 1915) Del nombre de este militar y estadista mexicano procede la designación de todo un periodo de la historia moderna de México: el Porfiriato (1876-1911). Y el mismo sufijo ya sugiere lo que fue: una férrea dictadura personalista y paternalista que reprimió toda ...

  10. Diaz . When Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) ( full name: José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori ) ,who was a Mestizo, of Mixtec and Japanese ancestry on his mother's side,seized over control of Mexico in 1876 that had an empty treasury, huge foreign debts and a large bureaucracy whose salaries were in arrears .Despite the efforts of the liberals mining ...

  11. The ousting of Porfirio Díaz | History Today

    The events leading up to the Mexican dictator’s fall from power on 25 May 1911. José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz was president of Mexico and its dictator for more than 30 years. A mestizo of humble origins, he trained for the priesthood in his youth but chose to join the army.