Amador Salazar Jiménez 1868 - 1916
Amador Salazar Jiménez grew up in Yautepec and then worked on the
Atlihuayán hacienda, owned by
All the above is located in the Mexican
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of Morelos State, Mexico
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Amador Salazar Jiménez had quite a
temper plus the man was strong. Hence, Amador was constantly
involved in fights and brawls. Authorities in higher places were fed
up and force drafted him into the army, as was the customary
procedure with troublemakers.
But Amador's father Leon bailed him out,
and Amador resumed his job at the Atlihuayán hacienda as a
free man. That is, until the
Mexican Revolution of 1910 swept the countryside.
Jiménez AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
Amador Salazar Jimenez fought of course on his cousin
Emiliano Zapata's side,
where he eventually became a general in the Army of the South.
He was also
one of the signatories of the
Plan of Ayala.
When his team of revolutionaries had the
upper hand in Mexico City, Amador Salazar Jiménez became the
Military Commander of the Valley of Mexico. The dates? From March
11, 1915 until August 2, 1915, when his party had to evacuate the
pitched tent in the National Palace.
See entry in the
timeline of the Mexican Revolution.
Amador died in the town of Pantitlán
while engaged in battle against the Carrancistas. His body
was transferred to Tlaltizapán and buried in one of the crypts of
the mausoleum that Zapata had built especially for all signers of
the Plan of Ayala. How sad is that.
The family of Amador
Amador Salazar Jiménez' father was
León Salazar. His mother
was Gertrudis Jiménez.
Amador's father León was the brother of
Emiliano Zapata's mother,
Jiménez short biography
April 30, 1868 - Birth in Cuernavaca
March 11, 1915 - August 2, 1915 Comandante Militar del Valle de
April 16, 1916 - Death in Pantitlán