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Benito Pablo Juárez García
President of Mexico
In office
January 19, 1858 – July 18, 1872
Preceded by Ignacio Comonfort
Succeeded by Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
Personal details
Born March 21, 1806(1806-03-21)
San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca
Died July 18, 1872(1872-07-18) (aged 66)
Mexico City, Federal District
Nationality Mexican
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Margarita Maza

Benito Pablo Juárez García (March 21, 1806 - July 8, 1872) was a Zapotec who served five terms (1858–1861 as interim), (1861–1865), (1865–1867), (1867–1871), and (1871–1872), as President of Mexico. During his presidency he outlawed slavery, especially the mistreatment of the Mexican Native Americans.

His philosophy has influenced many Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States, who have fought for the human and civil rights of Latinos for almost two centuries.