Latin American Leaders

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Jose Maria Morelos

Born in Mexico


September 30, 1765- December 22, 1815(1815-12-22)


Social Class- Creolle


In November Pedro helped the congress declare Mexico’s independence, and in October 1814, at Apatzingán.


Jose controlled most of Mexico southwest of Mexico City, holding at one time or another Acapulco, Oaxaca, Tehuacán, and Cuautla


Morelos was born in Valladolid, since renamed "Morelia" in his honor.

South American Leader

Pedro I of Brazil

Born is Portugal


12 October 1798- 24 September 1834



Social Status- Peninsular


He helped Portugal and Brazil


Pedro I invaded Portugal at the head of an army in July 1832. Faced at first with what seemed a national civil war, he soon became involved in a wider conflict that enveloped the Iberian Peninsula in a struggle.


Nicknamed "the Liberator" and the founder and first ruler of Brazil