Ignacio de la Llave

Ignacio de la Llave y Segura Zevallos (August 26, 1818 – 1863) was a general and the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz (1861–1862).


He was born in Orizaba, Veracruz State, a nephew of Pablo de la Llave.[1] He participated in the Mexican-American War, in the 1851 revolution against Santa Anna, in the Reform War (against the conservatives), and (on the nationalist side) against Emperor Maximilian of Mexico. He died as a result of battle injuries sustained in 1863.


There is a municipality of Ignacio de la Llave in Veracruz State, named after him. In 1932, it was renamed from San Cristóbal de la Llave.

Also, Veracruz State was known as Veracruz-Llave from 1863 to 2004, and since 2004, it has been officially known as Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave.


  1. Pasquel, Leonardo (1981). Ignacio de la Llave, cuyo nombre lleva el estado de Veracruz Llave. Editorial Citlaltépetl. p. 54. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
Preceded by
Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora
Governor of Veracruz
Succeeded by
Francisco Hernández y Hernández

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