San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
House of Francisco Lanzagorta
Dn Francisco Lanzagorta
Fusilado en Chihuahua
11 de mayo de 1811.
Executed by firing squad in Chihuahua
May 11, 1811.
Erected by Sociedad de Amigos de San Miguel.
Location. 20° 54.842′ N, 100° 44.592′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is on Calle Correo just west of Calle Diez de Sollano y Dávalos, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Correo 8, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Master Builder Ceferino Gutiérrez Muñóz (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to José Diez de Sollano y Dávalos (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Ignacio Aldama (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Independence was Planned Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fathers Miguel and José Joaquín Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Friar Juan de San Miguel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
Regarding House of Francisco Lanzagorta. Francisco Lanzagorta Inchaurregui (Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí, 1791 - Chihuahua, Chihuahua, May 11, 1811), was a member of the Spanish royalist military who participated with the insurgents during the War of Independence of Mexico.
Lanzagorta was a lieutenant of the Spanish Dragoons of San Miguel when he joined with the insurgents of Querétaro at the request of Ignacio Allende. He took part in the insurrection of the city of San Luis Potosí along with Luis de Herrera, but was apprehended by the troops of Felix Maria Calleja on September 18, 1811 and was imprisoned in the convent of San Juan de Dios in San Luis Potosí. On October 25th, when Calleja and his forces left San Luis in order to chase down the insurgents led by Miguel Hidalgo and Ignacio Allende, the revolution
On November 10, insurgents led by Rafael Iriarte took over the town and the prisoners were released. Lanzagorta joined forces with José Mariano Jiménez in Matehuala. Soon after he was arrested with the other insurgents in Acatita of Baján as they attempted to reach the United States. On May 11, 1811, he was one of the first to be shot in the city of Chihuahua.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.