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2019 - Mexico - Morelia - 8 - José María Morelos

This majestic statue of Morelos on horseback, sculpted by Italian artist Giuseppe Inghilleri, was unveiled in 1913 in Plaza Morelos.


José María Morelos was a Mexican Independence war leader.


A raised front leg which means that the character who mounts it died shot and that was Morelos's demise.


José María Teclo Morelos Pérez y Pavón born September 30, 1765, City of Valladolid, now Morelia, Michoacán died December 22, 1815 in San Cristóbal Ecatepec, State of México. Morelos was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement, assuming its leadership after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811.


Morelos and Ignacio López Rayón are credited with organizing the war of independence. Under Morelos the Congress of Anáhuac was installed on September 13, 1813 and in November 06 of the same year congress declared the country's independence.


On October 22, 1814 a constitution, Decreto Constitucional para la Libertad de la América Mexicana, was drafted by the Congress which declared that Mexico would be a Republic.


After a series of defeats Morelos was captured by the Spanish royalist military, tried by the Inquisition, defrocked as a cleric, and executed by civil authorities for treason in 1815.


Morelos is a national hero in Mexico and is considered a very successful military leader despite the fact that he never took a military career and was instead a priest.

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Taken on October 29, 2019