Escutia, Juan

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Escutia, Juan Gender: M
Juan Bautista Pascasio Escutia y Martínez
born on 22 February 1827 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Tepic, Mexico, 21n30, 104w54
Timezone LMT m104w54 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°05' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°35 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 13°23'

Juan Escutia


Mexican national hero, one of the combatants who died at the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847. Little is known about whether or not he belonged to the Military school. Tradition remembers him as one of the heroes who gave their lives to defend the homeland. He died on 13 September 1847 in Mexico City, aged 20. Presumably he was in charge of guarding the tower where the national flag was flying and before the imminent entrance of the invading army to the fortress, he took the Flag of Mexico and wrapped himself in it and jumped onto the hillside in order not to let it fall into the hands of the enemy.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Spanish)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites church baptismal record quoted in Los siete rayos by Antonio Velasco Piña (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial México, 2007): "En esta Santa Iglesia Parroquial de Tepic, el veinte y cinco de febrero de mil ochocientos veinte y siete, el presbítero don Luis de los Ríos, Ministro Interno de esta Parroquia, bautizó solemnemente a Juan Bautista, de tres días de nacido en esta ciudad a las tres y media de la mañana, hijo legítimo de don José Antonio Escutia y doña María Martínez. Abuelos paternos don Mázimo Escutia y doña María Antonia Aguirichu."

(Translation: In this Holy Parish Church of Tepic, on twenty-fifth February, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, the presbyter Don Luis de los Rios, Internal Minister of this Parish, solemnly baptized Juan Bautista, who was three days old in this city, born at three thirty in the morning, legitimate son of Mr. José Antonio Escutia and Mrs. María Martínez. Paternal grandparents are Mr. Mázimo Escutia and Mrs. María Antonia Aguirichu).


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 20)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Battle of Chapultepec, 1847)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (National hero)