Belisario Domínguez


Belisario Domínguez

Belisario Domínguez Palencia (April 25, 1863 in city-state|Comitán|ChiapasOctober 7, 1913 in Mexico City) was a Mexican physician and liberal politician who served as senator and gave a memorable speech in the Congress against the dictator Victoriano Huerta, for which he was murdered.

Domínguez was born to Cleofas Domínguez and María del Pilar Palencia. His grandfather, Don Quirino Domínguez y Ulloa, had been vice-governor of Chiapas.

He studied high school in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. In 1879 he went to Paris where we studied medicine; he lived in Paris for 10 years. In 1889 he returned to Mexico and in 1890 he married Delina Zebadúa, with whom he had four children. His wife died at a young age.

In 1909 he was elected mayor of Comitán. In 1912 Leopoldo Gout and he ran for a seat in the Senate (Domínguez as substitute senator); when Gout died, Domínguez replaced him. In 1913 he gave a speech in Congress against the dictator Victoriano Huerta and as a result he was murdered in Mexico City by Gilberto Márquez, Alberto Quiroz, José Hernández Ramírez and Gabriel Huerta.

The Senate's Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor is named after him. His home town was also renamed Comitán de Domínguez in 1915 in his memory. [ [http://www.e-local.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/chiapas/municipios/07019a.htm] ]


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