Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
Benito Juárez in Guanajuato
golpe de estado de Comonfort, residió
aquí del 17 de enero al 13 de febrero de
1858. Erigió esta Ciudad provisionalmente
en Capital de la República; constituyó
su Gabinete; convocó á los Supremos Poderes y expidió un importante manifiesto.
lived here from January 17 to February 13, 1858 after Comonfort’s attempted overthrow of the government. He named this City as the provisional Capital of the Republic, formed his Cabinet, organized the Supreme Powers and published an important manifesto.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1858.
Location. 21° 0.968′ N, 101° 15.21′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Luis González Obregón and Calle de los Arcos, on the left when traveling north on Calle Luis González Obregón. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Calle Luis González Obregón, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Lucio Marmolejo (here, next to this marker); Cruz Verde Pharmacy (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Houses of Guanajuato (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Bank of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Luis González Obregón (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Basilica (within shouting distance of this marker); The Collegiate Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
Regarding Benito Juárez in Guanajuato. Benito Juárez first became President of Mexico when the elected President Comonfort attempted to bypass the Constitution in 1858 and take extra-official powers. With the ensuing chaos, Juárez was forced to flee here to Guanajuato in order to continue with his Constitutional government. From Guanajuato he soon fled to Guadalajara. Juárez would continue this strategy of his itinerant government until the end of the Reform War, when he would then face the French invasion of the Second Mexican Empire.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.