Emiliano Zapata

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Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata was born on August the 8th in 1879. Zapata was a leader in the Mexican Revolution, and formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South or (LAS). LAS was an importnat revolutionary brigade and his followers were known as 'Zapatistas'. Emiliano was orphaned at 17, and from a young age was an advocate for the poor and working class. Zapata soon became a leading figure in his home town of Anenecuilo, and campagined often for the rights of the villagers in this town. In 1910 he joined Francisco Madero's campagin against President Diaz. The campagin was successful for three years, until Madero was assassinated.


1879 - Zapata is born1909 - Became village president of Anenecuilco1910 - Joined Madero campaign against President Diaz1911 - Seize of Cuautla 1913- Francisco Madero is Killed

-Leader in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920)-Instrumental in bringing down the corrupt dictatorship of President Porfirio Diaz -Led the reform of agriculture and land in Mexico -Led the Liberation Army of the South.



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Emiliano Zapata



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