(1794–1876), Mexican general and political leader. He controlled Mexico as its president 1833–36, its dictator 1844–45, and again its president 1853–55. In most of the interim years, he was essentially still in control and engaged in several military actions against the US, including his victory at the Alamo 1836 and his defeats at San Jacinto 1836 and Buena Vista 1847.
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