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Venustiano Carranza was a revolutionary during Mexico's civil war and became the Mexican Republic's first president in 1917.
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Venustiano Carranza was a leader in the Mexican civil war following the overthrow of the dictator Porfirio Díaz and became the first president of the new Mexican Republic in 1917. A moderate who was tainted by his association with Díaz, Carranza opposed the sweeping changes that followed the revolution. When the opposition rebelled in 1920, Carranza fled the capital and was betrayed and murdered.
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