Antonio José Martínez, Spanish-American priest, rancher and politician (d. 1867) was born on January 17, 1793.

Antonio José Martínez was a New Mexican priest, educator, publisher, rancher, farmer, community leader, and politician. He lived through and influenced three distinct periods of New Mexico's history: the Spanish period, the Mexican period, and the American occupation and subsequent territorial period. Martínez appears as a character in Willa Cather's novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop.

Antonio José Martínez, Spanish-American priest, rancher and politician (d. 1867) was born on January 17, 1793.

January 17, 1793

Antonio José Martínez, Spanish-American priest, rancher and politician (d. 1867) was born on January 17, 1793.

Antonio José Martínez was a New Mexican priest, educator, publisher, rancher, farmer, community leader, and politician. He lived through and influenced three distinct periods of New Mexico's history: the Spanish period, the Mexican period, and the American occupation and subsequent territorial period. Martínez appears as a character in Willa Cather's novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop.