Corona, Ramón (1837–1889)

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Corona, Ramón (1837–1889)

Ramón Corona (b. 1837; d. 11 November 1889), Liberal military commander and governor of Jalisco. Born to a family of modest social position in the southern Jaliscan village of Tuxcueca, Corona was the administrator of some mining operations near the Sinaloa-Tepic border when the Reform war began in 1858. Over the next decade, he emerged as the leader of the migrants driven from Tepic who sought to restore white and mestizo dominance over that territory and its Indians, whom Manuel Lozada had united and allied with the imperialist cause. Rising to command the Tepic Brigade, and then the Army of the West during the Intervention (1862–1867), Corona became the dominant military and political figure in west-central Mexico in the postwar years. His career culminated in his defeat of Lozada in 1873. After serving as ambassador to Spain and Portugal for twelve years, Corona returned as the elected governor of Jalisco in March 1887. An activist who promoted infrastructure and education, he acquired a growing national reputation and became a leading presidential candidate. Corona was assassinated in Guadalajara.

See alsoMexico: 1810–1910 .


Daniel Cosío Villegas, Historia moderna de México: La República restaurada—la vida política (1955) and Historia moderna de México: El Porfiriato—la vida política interior, 2 vols. (1970).

Stuart F. Voss, On the Periphery of Nineteenth Century Mexico: Sonora and Sinaloa, 1810–1877 (1982).

Additional Bibliography

García, Clara Guadalupe. El general Corona. Zapopan, Jalisco: Colegio de Jalisco, 1998.

Peregrina, Angélica. Ramón Corona y la educación pública. Guadalajara: Programa de Estudios Jaliscienses, Secretaría de Educación y Cultura, 1990.

                                           Stuart Voss

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