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Juan Seguin

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Birthday
27, 1806
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 27, 1890 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1806
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 27, 1890 (83)

About

Remembered for his participation in the 1835-36 Texas Revolution that freed Texas from Spanish rule under the Mexican presidency of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, he went on to become a county judge; a justice of the peace; the Mayor of San Antonio; and, finally, a Republic of Texas Senator.

Before Fame

A commander of Texian Army troops, he received his commission at age twenty-nine from Stephen Austin.

Trivia

He is the central character in the 2013 historical fiction work Los Tejanos and Lost Cause.

Family Life

The son of Maria Josefa Becerra and politician Juan Jose Maria Erasmo Seguin, he was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, which was then part of a Spanish colony. With his wife, Maria Gertrudis Flores de Abrego, he raised ten children.

Associated With

He is portrayed by actor Joseph Calleia in the 1960 historical film The Alamo.