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Mexico from the Conquistadors to the Present: Mexico - Timeline

The Conquest

1521- 1810

The Spanish Conquest

Moctezuma II 1480? - 1520
Cortés and the Conquest (1519 - 1521)
The Aztecs Speak - An Aztec account of the Conquest of Mexico
In Search of Malinche - the Mexican Mata Hari 
"La Malinche"
La Malinche - Unrecognized Heroine

The Colonial Period

The Settlement of New Spain
Religion &Society in New Spain
The Economy of New Spain

Slavery a la Mexicana

Afro-Mexicans:Black Immigration& the Costa Chica
African Roots Stretch Deep into Mexico
Bartolome de las Casas: Father of Liberation Theology

The Apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe (1531)

Founding of The University of Mexico, Mexico City. The first University on the North or South American Continents. (1551)

The First Viceroy of Mexico (1530 - 1550):
Antonio de Mendoza

The Casa de Moneda is founded (1535) and the first printing press on the Continent (1549)

Nuño Beltran de Guzmán 

"Bloody Guzman" &the Founding of Guadalajara

Vasco de Quiroga: Practical Utopia (1537 - 1565) 

The Jesuit Father Kino (1644-1711)

Innauguration of the first Cathedral in Mexico (1656)

Juana Inés de la Cruz (Sor Juana) 1651-1695

Miguel Hidalgo 1753 - 1811

José Morelos y Pavón 1765 - 1815

Expulsion of the Jesuits (1767)

Nicolas Bravo 1786 - 1854

Churches are constructed in the Churriguerresque, Baroque, Plateresque and other styles

Ignacio de Allende 1779 - 1811

Antonio López de Santa Anna 1794 - 1876
The Protestant Reform (1521)

Michael Angelo paints the Last Supper in the Sisteen Chapel (1536 - 1541)

Copernicus publishes his theory that the Sun is the center of the Universe, and that the Earth revolves around it (1543)

The first Encyclopedia is published (Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, d'Alembert) (1751)

The French Revolution

Napoleon overthrows the King of Spain Fernando VII and places his brother Joseph on the throne (1808)

The Industrial Revolution in England (1760 - 1851)

Sir Walter Raleigh founds the first English Colony in North America (North Carolina) (1587)

The Taj Mahal is built in India (1631 - 1653)

The French founded New Orleans in Louisiana (1718)

Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod (1752)

The North American colonists protest high taxes, The Boston Tea Party (1773)

The 13 English colonies declare their independence (4th of July 1776)

USA buys Louisiana from the French - The Louisiana Purchase (1803)



Chinese Immigration in Mexico

1910 - Founding of the Cruz Roja - Mexico's Red Cross

The MexicanRevolution

Mexican Revolution (1910) - A Summary

The Revolution 1910 - 1920: Venustiano Carranza

Victoriano Huerta

Francisco Madero

Alvaro Obregón

Vicente Lombardo Toledano 

Aquiles Serdán

Emiliano Zapata

The Zapatista Movement (1911 - 1919)

A Nation in Flux Part 1
A Nation in Flux Part 2

The Revolution 1920 - 1940:

Consolidation Part 1
Consolidation Part 2
Consolidation Part 3
Plutarco Elias Calles
President 1924 - 1928

Cristero Wars (1927 - 1929)
Part 1: 
Toward the Abyss

Part 2:
The Combat Phase

Part 3:
Behind the Scenes

Institutional Single Party system (1926 - 1993)

Lázaro Cárdenas

Diego Rivera

José Clemente Orozco

Porfirian style social peace (1926 - 1993)

Octavio Paz

Agustin Yañez

Adolfo López Mateos
President 1958 - 1964

Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
President 1964 - 1970

Carlos Salinas de Gortari
President 1988 - 1994

- Index to Feature Section October 2 1968

The Oiling of a Crisis 1938 - 1988

The Russian Revolution (1917)

The British Empire becomes a Commonwealth (1926)

Benito Mussolini establishes Fascism in Italy (1922 - 1943)

Hitler comes to power (1933)

Spanish Civil War (1936)

The European Free Trade Zone is established between six countries (1957)
1st World War (1914 - 1918)

2nd World War (1939 - 1945)

Mexico - Forgotten World War II Ally

The United Nations Organization is formed (1945)

Mao Tse Tung takes power in China (1949)

Korean War (1950 - 1953)

Castro institutes a Communist Dictatorship in Cuba (1959)

Americans land on the Moon (1969)

The 1990s

The Zapatista Movement 

North American Free Trade Agreement is signed between USA, Canada and Mexico (1992), takes effect in 1994 

Drugs, Revolution and the Militarization of Mexico (1994 - ) 

NAFTA 1999 - Five years After.
The Maastricht Treaty unites Europe (1993)

The "Euro" becomes the common currency of the EEC. (1999)
The USSR and the Eastern Block Countries abandon the Socialist system.


This timeline is from the web site of MexConnect.   MexConnect is an  electronic magazine devoted to providing quality information about Mexico, and promoting Mexico to the world. The magazine is supported by a searchable and cross-indexed database of over 4,000 articles and 350 photo galleries of over 3500 photographs. It is a registered electronic periodical ISSN 1028-9089.

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