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Francisco "Pancho" Villa
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Pancho Villa
Governor of Chihuahua
In office
Preceded by Salvador R. Mercado
Succeeded by Manuel Chao
Personal details
José Doroteo Arango Arámbula

(1878-06-05)5 June 1878
La Coyotada, San Juan del Río, Durango, Mexico
Died 20 July 1923(1923-07-20) (aged 45)
Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
Spouse(s) María Luz Corral
(b. July 2, 1892;
m. May 29, 1911;
d. July 6, 1981)
(aged 89).
Military service
Nickname(s) Francisco Villa
Pancho Villa
El Centauro del Norte (The Centaur of the North)
Allegiance Mexico (antireeleccionista revolutionary forces)
Rank General
Commands División del Norte
  • Mexican Revolution
    First Battle of Ciudad Juárez
    Battle of Zacatecas
    First Battle of Agua Prieta
    First Battle of Nogales
    Battle of Guerrero
    Battle of Celaya
    Battle of Columbus New Mexico
    Third Battle of Ciudad Juárez
  • Agreement with Mexican government to cease hostilities 1920

José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923), better known by his nickname Pancho Villa, was a Mexican revolutionary leader who advocated for the poor and wanted agrarian reform. Though he was a killer, a bandit, and a revolutionary leader, many remember him as a folk hero. Pancho Villa was also responsible for a raid on Columbus, New Mexico in 1916, which was the first attack on U.S. soil since 1812. "Pancho" was a revolutionary advocate for the less fortunate.

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