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Ignacio María de Allende y Unzaga

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Gender: M
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

He was born in San Miguel el Grande, Bajío, Mexico, in 1769 of Basque descent. He was friends with Viceroy José de Iturrigaray and when he was removed in September 1808 by peninsulares, Allende became opposed to the Spanish. From 1808-1810 he joined Creole discussion groups in which were sown the seeds of independence. A plan to proclaim a rebellion in December 1810 was discovered and the conspirators fled to Hidalgo's house in Dolores from where independence was proclaimed during the night of 15 to 16 September 1810. (León Helguera, 39-40)

He was part of a group who discussed enlightenment ideas in Guanajuato. Led by the Spanish intendant of Guanajuato, Juan Antonio Riaño, the group included Corregidor Miguel Domínguez, María Josefa Ortiz, Juan Aldama, Miguel Hidalgo, and Mariano Absalo. (Rodríguez, 160)

He belonged to the mason lodge established by Enrique Muñi. Other members included Hidalgo and Miguel Domínguez. (Gueda, 48)

He was executed in February 1811.

Life Events

Born 1769He was born in San Miguel el Grande (San Miguel de Allende ) on 21 January 1769..
Died 1811He was executed in February 1811.


Werner, Michael S., (1997), Encyclopedia of Mexico

Rodríguez O., Jaime E., (1998), The Independence of Spanish America

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


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