Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor (8 May 1753  – 30 July 1811), more commonly known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or simply Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.

He was a professor at the Colegio de San Nicolás Obispo in Valladolid and was ousted in 1792. He served in a church in Colima and then in Dolores, Guanajuato. After his arrival, he was shocked by the poverty he found. He tried to help the poor by showing them how to grow olives and grapes, but in Mexico, growing these crops was discouraged or prohibited by the authorities due to Spanish imports of the items. In 1810 he gave the famous speech, "The Cry of Dolores", calling upon the people to protect the interest of their King Fernando VII (held captive by Napoleon) by revolting against the European-born Spaniards who had overthrown the Spanish Viceroy.

He marched across Mexico and gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians who attacked and killed both Spanish Peninsulares and Criollo elites, even though Hidalgo's troops lacked training and were poorly armed. These troops ran into a clan of 6,000 well-trained and armed Spanish troops; most fled or were killed at the Battle of Calderón Bridge on 17 January 1811. Hidalgo was executed by a firing squad on 30 July 1811 at Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

San Francisco Chronicle 20 Sep 2019
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week ... 19 earthquakes in 1985 and 2017, just a few days after celebrating the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that touched off the successful war for independence from Spain ... ....
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Mexico's Interjet grounds 2 workers after 'bomb' comment

Napa Valley Register 19 Sep 2019
... to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain, achieved in 1821....
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Mexico’s Interjet grounds 2 workers after ‘bomb’ comment

Wtop 19 Sep 2019
P.S ... This weekend the square filled with tens of thousands of people, many of them backers of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to hear him give the “Cry of Dolores,” the traditional reenactment of priest Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 call to arms that launched the war for independence ... At least one senator demanded firings....
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Jay Meehan: Viva Mexico, and throw the bums out

Park Record 18 Sep 2019
16, 1810, in what was then the village of Delores, New Spain, Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang his church bell and issued the call to arms for independence from Spanish rule ... Now, if I actually possessed the same bell as Hidalgo, as they do, I might ... Ol’ Miguel still has his head in my memory....
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Mexico's military paraded through the streets for independence day, and for the first time, women pilots flew over them

The Times of India 18 Sep 2019
September 16 is Mexican Independence Day.As in years past, the Mexican military marked the occasion with a parade through the streets of and in the skies over Mexico City.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories ... {{}}. View As. Slides ... The words of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became a battle cry for Mexican forces in the war ... Source ... ....
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APTOPIX Mexico Independence Day

Dispatch Argus 17 Sep 2019
... arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain, achieved in 1821....
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First Hispanic Heritage celebration sizzles

Palestine Herald-Press 17 Sep 2019
Despite a few fears from older residents that the gathering could turn into an immigration raid, the city's first Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, sponsored by UNIDOS and the Palestine Chamber of Commerce, turned into a sizzling success ... A bounce-house, clown, and games entertained the kids ... It's a tribute to Father Miguel Hidalgo, who on Sept....
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Mike Hale, The Grub Hunter: Birria de chivo a delicious rarity on the Monterey Peninsula

Monterey Herald 17 Sep 2019
The colonization of Mexico by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century brought the Aztec empire to its knees. The devastation began with soldiers and ended with goats ... (handout photo) ... 16), which celebrates the day in 1810 when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged Mexicans to rise up against the Spanish-born ruling class ... Pero, no ... What a shame ... 3 T ... ....
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Mexican Independence Day: Deals from Chipotle, Taco Bell, Del Taco and more

Newsweek 16 Sep 2019
Today is Mexican Independence Day (September 16). Also known as El Grito, it is an annual celebration to remember and honor the start of Mexico's War for Independence against the Spanish ... A catholic priest called Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (Hidalgo) was one of the supporters for independence in San Miguel (now San Miguel de Allende), near Dolores ... U.S....
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Bar attack kills 5 in Mexican president’s home state before independence salute

The Hindu 16 Sep 2019
The killings were the latest reminder of the chronic security problems faced by Mr ... Lopez Obrador performed his first 'Grito' (Cry) as leader from the balcony of the presidential palace in the center of Mexico City, an event which commemorates the call to arms by rebel priest Miguel Hidalgo on Sept ... local time ... .......
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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador waves goodbye after delivering his first year's state of the nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.
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Bar attack kills five in Mexican president's home state before independence salute

Yahoo Daily News 16 Sep 2019
An hour before midnight, Lopez Obrador performed his first 'Grito' (Cry) as leader from the balcony of the presidential palace in the center of Mexico City, an event which commemorates the call to arms by rebel priest Miguel Hidalgo on Sept. 16, 1810 at the start of the country's war of independence from Spain ... ....
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5 killed in Mexico bar open fire hours before Independence Day Event

Deccan Chronicle 16 Sep 2019
An hour before midnight, Lopez Obrador performed his first 'Grito' (Cry) as leader from the balcony of the presidential palace in the center of Mexico City, an event which commemorates the call to arms by rebel priest Miguel Hidalgo on September 16, 1810 at the start of the country's war of independence from Spain ... .......
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Bar attack kills 5 in Mexican president's home state before independence salute

The Times of India 16 Sep 2019
MEXICO CITY ... An hour before midnight, Lopez Obrador performed his first 'Grito' (Cry) as leader from the balcony of the presidential palace in the center of Mexico City, an event which commemorates the call to arms by rebel priest Miguel Hidalgo on Sept. 16, 1810 at the start of the country's war of independence from Spain ... ....

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