Nicolás Bravo Biography

President (non-U.S.) (c. 1786–c. 1854)
Nicolás Bravo (1786–1854) helped Mexico achieve independence from Spain, and served as its president in the 1830s and 40s.


Born c. 1786, Nicolás Bravo came from a wealthy Creole family (i.e., of Spanish origin born in Mexico) who helped support the war against Spain. He commanded the Mexican forces during the War of Independence, then served as vice president and president of the newly-formed Republic.

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