Santa Anna’s Leg

After becoming the President of the newly liberated Mexico in 1842, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna mourned the amputation of his leg by holding a state funeral for the appendage, complete with a parade and burial in a cemetery. Two years later the leg was dug up by angry protesters and dragged through the city at the end of a rope.



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Information sources:

http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-things-you-may-not-know-about-santa-anna
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49292/pastries-cost-santa-anna-his-leg
http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/Biography-Of-Antonio-Lopez-De-Santa-Anna.htm

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By Carlos Paris (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons