José María Morelos

José María Teclo Morelos y Pavón (30 September 1765, Ceety o Valladolid, nou Morelia, Michoacán – 22 December 1815,[1] San Cristóbal Ecatepec, State ofi México) wis a Mexican Roman Catholic priest an revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War o Unthirldom muivement, assumin its leadership efter the execution o Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811. He wis later captured bi the Spainyie colonial authorities an executit for traison in 1815.

José María Morelos
A paintin o José María Morelos
Born30 September 1765(1765-09-30)
Ceety o Valladolid (nou Morelia, Michoacán)
Dee'd22 December 1815(1815-12-22) (aged 50)
San Cristóbal Ecatepec, State o México
Years o service1810-1815
RankCaiptain general


  1. Dates and other biographical information in this article are drawn from Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography 1887-89.
  • Gustavo Watson Marron, director of the historical archive of the archdiocese, cited in El Universal, 31 August 2009

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