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AQUILES SERDÁN (1876-1910)


 

B
orn in Puebla, Puebla, in 1909 he joined Francisco Ignacio Madero’s Anti-Reelectionist Party and was a tireless propagandist for the party, founding a clandestine newspaper and an anti-reelectionist club. After the 1910 elections, he fled to the United States. Later, Madero gave him the task of organizing the rebellion in the state of Puebla.

 

Aquiles Serdán (1876 - 1910)

 

                     On November 18, 1910, a group of gendarmes led by Miguel Cabrera, chief of police in Puebla, raided the Serdán family’s house, which had been converted into an arsenal. Aquiles Serdán, his brother Máximo, his sister Carmen and a few other individuals resisted the 400 soldiers and almost 100 policemen, refusing to surrender. Serdán made his last stand in a basement and was killed there.

 

                     He is remembered as one of the first to offer his life for the cause of the Mexican Revolution. His name is engraved in gold in the Chamber of Deputies.

 

 

 

 


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