Vicente was one of the leading revolutionary generals of the Mexican War of Independence. He fought against Spain for independence in the early 19th century, and later served as President of Mexico, after coup. He was of Afro-Mestizo descent. He championed the cause of Mexico’s common people and abolished slavery during his brief term as Mexican president. His executions in 1831 by the conservative government that ousted him in 1829 was a shock to the whole nation.
Guerrero was born in August 10, 1782 in Tixtla, his parent were Maria de Guadalupe Saldana, of African descent and Pedro Guerrero a Mestizo. He was tall and robust and dark in complex and he was times called El Negro.