Who is Luz Jiménez, the Mexican woman who appeared in the Google Doodle


A google doodle It is a temporary alteration to the company logo on the main page of the search engine to commemorate parties, events, achievements and even people. At first they were not animated or hyperlinked, but it was not until 2010 that their popularity and frequency of appearance increased, being in January of that year when the first of them was presented in animated form, in honor of Isaac Newton.

On Saturday, January 28, the google doodle was dedicated to Luz Jimenez Gonzalezan indigenous Mexican woman, translator, writer and promoter of Nahuatl, her mother tongue, of which produced reference works in the teaching and study of the same, She also served as a narrator and linguistic informant.

had a great influence in the Mexican cultural environmentin addition to being a model and inspiration in the works of artists of post-revolutionary art, seen as the appropriate image for the political-artistic purposes of the time and the growing indigenismo. His birth was on January 28, 1897.so Google celebrates his 126th birthdayin addition to honoring his 58th anniversary, due to the fact that he died in an accident on the day he turned 68.

Mrs. Luz Jimenez, as he was also known, became a personality in the artistic world during the 20s and 30s in Mexico. He collaborated with different linguists of a wide variety of nationalities to research and record the oral memory of the Nahuatl language.

[Captura de Pantalla/Google]
[Captura de Pantalla/Google]

Their knowledge is part of the Indiana University Collection of New World Languages and of the investigations carried out in publications such as ANDstudies of Nahuatl culture, a magazine specialized in that culture that is edited by the Institute of Historical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

For her work as a model she adopted the name of Lucianaserving as inspiration for works such as heto Fuente de los Cántaros by Jose Maria Fernandez Urbina, which is located in Parque México, in Mexico City. In addition to the Sculptures of the Monument to Álvaro Obregón in Parque de la Bombilla, work of Ignacio Asúnsolo and lace Sculptures of the Monument to the Revolution, by Oliverio Martinez

It served as a model in murals by the painter Diego Rivera as they were creation, grinder, flower seller, calla lily seller, murals of the National Palace of Mexico, among other. She had a special relationship with the Mexican muralist, even coming to inhabit the Rivera and Frida Kahlo house in San Angel.

During her time as a model she became the fifth essence of the Mexican indigenous woman that the academics, intellectuals and artists of his time were looking for. Her legacy as a promoter of Nahuatl is reflected in her collaborations with linguists, historians, and anthropologists. Luz Jiménez’s booksand became a reference for language teaching.


Despite the collaborations he had in writing works and his stage as a model, Mrs. Luz Jimenez He never had the due recognition, in addition to not achieving an improvement in his income or in his living conditions,

Jiménez ended her days as a street vendor of clothes in the Historic Center of Mexico City in order to survive financially. She died on her 68th birthday after being struck by a car as she was on her way to see the historian. Anita Brennerhis remains being buried in the Civil Pantheon of Iztapalapa.

The news of his death was released as The death of the Rivera modelit was not until 1994 when he was recognized with the publication of his biography under the title Between Worlds.

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