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Juan Bautista Raz y Guzmán

Other names/titles: Baz, El número 12
Gender: M
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

A member of the Mexican insurgent group la Sociedad de los Guadalupes. Members included lawyers, priests, owners, merchants, and several women. They were linked by social and family ties. He gave financial support to the society's projects. (Gueda, 50)

He married (i) Luisa de Orellano y Pozo, b. Chalco 1777. (ii) Antonia Peña. Uncle of Leona Vicario. A lawyer in the governing junta of 1821-22, he was in the secret society Al Aguila in 1810-11. He corresponded with Ignacio Rayón, José María Morelos, Andrés Quintana Roo and Francisco Lorenzo de Velasco using the pseudonym "El número 12". He helped to buy and to establish the printing press for Ignacio Rayón in 1812. (Gueda, a, 376-377)

Life Events

Other 1810He became a member of the Sociedad de los Guadalupes and the secret society Al Aguila, 1810-11.
Other 1812He helped to set up a printing press in 1812.
Other 1821He was a member of the governing junta, 1821-22.


Rodríguez O., Jamie E., (1989), The Independence of Mexico and New Nation

Gueda, Virginia, (1992), En busqueda de un gobierno alterno: Los Guadalupes de México


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