Margarita Maza
First Lady of Mexico
Margarita Maza
Margarita Eustaquia Maza Parada, later known as Margarita Maza de Juárez, was the wife of Benito Juárez and First Lady of Mexico from 1858 to 1864, and then from 1867 until her death in 1871. She was born in Oaxaca, Oaxaca to the Genovese agriculturist Antonio Maza and his wife Petra Parada Sigüenza. Benito's sister Josefa Juárez García worked as a maid in the Maza-Parada household.
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  • 1871
    Age 44
    Died on January 2, 1871.
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  • 1843
    Age 16
    Benito and Margarita married on July 31, 1843 in San Felipe Neri, Oaxaca.
    More Details Hide Details Benito was 37, and Margarita was 17. They had 11 children, of whom five lived to adulthood. During the French Invasion of Mexico while her husband was leading the resistance against the French and the Second Mexican Empire under Maximilian, she and her family were in exile in New York and met several times with Abraham Lincoln, who received her as the First Lady of Mexico.
  • 1826
    Born on March 29, 1826.
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