Francisco I. Madero

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Francisco I. Madero
Francisco I. Madero, c. 1910–13
37th President of Mexico
In office
6 November 1911 – 19 February 1913
Vice PresidentJosé María Pino Suárez
Preceded byFrancisco León de la Barra
Succeeded byPedro Lascuráin
Personal details
Francisco Ignacio Madero González

(1873-10-30)30 October 1873
Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, Mexico
Died22 February 1913(1913-02-22) (aged 39)
Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of deathAssassination (gunshot wounds)
Resting placeMonument to the Revolution
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyProgressive Constitutionalist Party (previously the Anti-Reelectionist Party)
Spouse(s)Sara Pérez Romero (m. 1903)
ParentsFrancisco Madero Hernández (father)
Mercedes González Treviño (mother)
EducationLycée Hoche de Versailles
Alma materHEC Paris
University of California, Berkeley
ProfessionWriter, revolutionary

Francisco I. Madero (October 30, 1873 - February 22, 1913) was a reformist politician and writer. He was President of Mexico from 1911 to 1913. He never held any other political office. He started the Mexican Revolution in 1910. This helped overthrow dictator Porfirio Díaz. Madero was not able to change all of the government of Diaz. Some people did not like him, because he had removed Diaz from power. For the revolutionary forces, he was not radical enough; these forces thought he should have done more. Victoriano Huerta, a general who had served under Diaz, removed Madero from power in 1913. The general also executed Madero.