Mexican revolutionary. He played a prominent role in the revolution of 1910–11 led by Francisco Madero (1873–1913), and together with Venustiano Carranza (1859–1920) overthrew the dictatorial regime of General Victoriano Huerta (1854–1916) in 1914. Later that year, however, he and Emiliano Zapata rebelled against Carranza and fled to the north of the country after suffering a series of defeats. Villa invaded the USA in 1916 but was forced back into Mexico by the US army. He continued to oppose Carranza's regime until the latter's overthrow in 1920. Villa was eventually assassinated.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.