In 1545 the bishopric of Mexico was elevated to an archbishopric, which in 1863 was divided into three archdioceses - Mexico, Michoacan and Guadalajara.
Guerrero was organized as a state in 1849, its territory being taken from the states of Mexico, Michoacan and Puebla.
In 1582 Valladolid replaced Patzcuara as the capital of Michoacan.
(who had been sent into Michoacan to redress the wrongs.
Important branches of these lines extend to Tampico on the Gulf coast, to Manzanillo on the Pacific coast, and westward and southward into Michoacan and Guerrero, with a coast terminus at or near Acapulco.