Biography of Esteban de Antuñano (1792-1847)

Industrial and Mexican Economist, born in Veracruz in 1792, and died in the city of Puebla in 1847. One of the figures who have contributed most to the industrial modernization of the country, replacing primitive systems by automatic machinery. Although in principle not be lent him all deserved support (neither employees nor the Government of his country), finally his work was recognized, declaring illustrious founder of manufacturing of the Republic and benemérito of the State industry.

His liberal ideas were embodied in more than twenty-five brochures reflecting the economic thinking of the epoch. Among others, are: producing classes: their incluencia about the wealth, population, illustration and public spirit, action producing material wealth, comments on freedom of trade and thought for the industrial regeneration of Mexico and political economy in Mexico.