Ramirez, Francisco

Ramirez, Francisco a Roman Catholic prelate of Mexico, was born in the city of Mexico in 1823. He early decided upon the priesthood, and was educated at home and in Europe, where he became a great favorite with many distinguished ecclesiastics, and therefore enjoyed rapid promotion in office. After holding various positions of responsibility, he became identified with the opposition against Juarez in politics, and prepared the way for the imperial rule under Maximilian. He was then bishop of Caradro. When the empire had been established, Ramirez became the emperor's almoner, and subsequently cabinet councillor. He was also made vicar apostolic of Tamaulipas, Mexico. With the downfall of Maximilian, Ramirez's stay in Mexico became an impossibility. He escaped to Texas, and lived in obscurity and want at Brazos Santiago until July 18,1869.

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