Santa Anna[sän′tä ä′nä]
Santa Anna definition by Webster's New World
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Santa Anna, Antonio López de 1795?-1876; Mex. revolutionist & general: president (1833-35; 1841-44; 1846-47; 1853-55)
Santa Anna definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or San·ta An·a , Antonio López de 1795?-1876.
Mexican military and political leader who tried to crush the Texan revolt. Victorious at the Alamo (1836), he was soon after defeated and captured by the Texans. In the Mexican War he lost several major battles (1846-1847) to Gen. Zachary Taylor.