Pancho Villa

War Hero

Birthday June 5, 1878

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Mexico

DEATH DATE Jul 20, 1923 (45)

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Famed Mexican bandit who led the Mexican Revolution. He became an outlaw in the U.S. and was hailed as a hero in his home country.

Before Fame

He supported the overthrow of the Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz and was almost killed by Diaz's loyalists.


He raided American trains and troops, and the U.S. organized a punitive armed expedition into Mexico to root him out.

Family Life

He was married to several women over the course of his life and had numerous children, the last of which died in 2009.

Associated With

Woodrow Wilson organized the punitive expedition to find Villa.