Francisco "Pancho" Villa

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

What was Francisco "Pancho" Villa's real name, and/or birth name?

The Answer:

Thanks for e-mailing Information Please. Mexican revolutionary Francisco Villa's real name was Doroteo Arango. He was born in Hacienda de Rio Grande, San Juan del Rio, Mexico, in 1877. For a complete biography, consult his entry in our online encyclopedia.

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