Emiliano Zapata

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Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata Salazar (August 8, 1879 - April 10, 1919) was a leader in the Mexican Revolution, which started in 1910.

Salazar was ambushed and shot by Mexican troops in 1919. Zapata is a folk hero in Mexico to this day.

Emiliano Zapata was born to Gabriel Zapata and Cleofas Jertrudiz Salazar of Anenecuilco, Morelos. Zapata's family were Mexicans of Nahua and Spanish ancestry. Emiliano was the ninth of ten children