Ignacio was a general of the Mexican forces, he was born on March 24, 1829 in Goliad, Texas. He is best known for defeating French forces in the Battle of Puebla. He was also a general in the reform war. He died on September 8, 1862 from typhus. He was a very important figure in Mexican history because he lead the army in the Battle of Puebla and is one of the reasons that Mexico is Mexico today.