Today’s Doodle celebrates Francisco González Bocanegra’s 198th Birthday

The present Doodle commends the 198th birthday celebration of the Mexican writer and dramatist who composed the verses of Himno Nacional Mexicano, or the Mexican National Anthem—Francisco González Bocanegra.

On this day in 1824, Francisco González Bocanegra was brought into the world in San Luis Potosí into a Spanish family. Following the government order for all Spaniards to leave Mexico in 1829, Bocanegra went through seven years in Spain prior to getting back to Mexico at 12 years of age. He moved to Mexico City in 1849, where he joined the capital’s abstract local area and laid down a good foundation for himself as a writer.

In 1853, authorities from the Mexican government welcomed the country’s artists to make the verses to the National Anthem. However intrigued by the test, Bocanegra’s humility held him back from taking an interest in the challenge. He referenced the opposition to his better half who utilized an eccentric at this point powerful persuasive procedure—securing the youthful creator a room with a guarantee to just let him out once he completed the tune’s verses. After four hours, Bocanegra slipped the completed item—ten verses in Italian octaves—under the entryway.

His accommodation won, and just before Mexico’s Independence Day in 1854, Bocanegra’s song of praise was sung interestingly at the Santa Ana Theater (referred to the present time as the National Theater). This song was taken on by the public authority as the country’s true hymn in 1943, and the rest is history! Today, his words remain deified in the Mexican National Anthem and have been converted into 12 unique Indigenous dialects spoken all through the country.