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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George Bush Jr. will visit Uvalde Wednesday morning

Uvalde Leader News 20 Sep 2020
10 years ago ... 16, 2010 ... History lessons taught – It’s been 200 years since Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a village priest, stood on the steps of the church in the town of Dolores Hidalgo Sept. 16 and read the “Grito de Dolores Hidalgo,” the cry that set off the Mexican Revolution that eventually ended with Mexico winning its freedom from Spain ... 16....
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AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

The North Platte Telegraph 18 Sep 2020
... Day, with the new coronavirus pandemic, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will look out over an empty plaza as he gives the traditional "Grito de Dolores," which commemorates the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain....
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Mexican Independence Day Celebrated By Drivers In Chicago

CBS Sports 17 Sep 2020
It was a priest, Miguel Hidalgo,who led Mexicans to demand independence from Spain.  .   ....
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Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations muted by pandemic

Detroit news 17 Sep 2020
Mexico City – Mexico’s Sept ... The ceremony was dominated by the awarding of “Miguel Hidalgo” medals, the country’s highest civilian honor, to 58 doctors, nurses and health personnel involved in the treating COVID-19 patients ... 16, 2020. (Photo. Marco Ugarte, AP) ... “People behaved very well, very properly,” Cardenas said ... .......
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Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence day

Taipei Times 16 Sep 2020
As Mexico marked its independence day yesterday, the anniversary of revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 call for freedom from Spanish colonizers, some academics and advocates said Mexico has yet to fully embrace Vicario and her forward-thinking positions on equality....
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Mexico's Independence Day celebrations muted by pandemic

The Washington Times 16 Sep 2020
The ceremony was dominated by the awarding of “Miguel Hidalgo......
photo: AP / Rebecca Blackwell
An image of Leona Vicario, to be illuminated after dark, hangs in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral ahead of the annual shout of independence, in the Zocalo, Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.
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Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

Federal News Radio 16 Sep 2020
As Mexico marks its independence holiday on Wednesday, the anniversary of revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 call for freedom from Spanish colonizers, some academics and activists think Mexico has yet to fully embrace Vicario and her forward-thinking positions on equality....
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Three San Antonio food and drink establishments serving up Diez y Seis de Septiembre specials

San Antonio Current 16 Sep 2020
Diez y Seis de Septiembre — that's September 16 for you non-Spanish speakers — marks the day in 1810 that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla helped launch Mexico's separation from Spain with a grito (or cry) for revolution. Since Texas was part of Spain's empire back then, the day holds significance not just for Mexico but also the Lone Star State....
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A year ago today, in pictures: Mexico celebrates its Independence and more moments you may remember

Lebanon Express 16 Sep 2020
Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save. APTOPIX Panthers Predators Hockey ... 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Mark Humphrey ... Every year the Mexican president marks the "Grito de Dolores," commemorating the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain, achieved in 1821 ... Love. 0....
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México honra a una heroína en aniversario de independencia

Lancaster Online 15 Sep 2020
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (AP) — Mientras México se apresta ......
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Midlands Voices: Mexico celebrates its independence, values its ties to Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald 15 Sep 2020
... Grito with the threefold shout of “Viva Mexico!” This act originally occurred in 1810 in the town of Dolores in the state of Guanajuato, when priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Father of the Mexican Independence, issued a call to arms, prompting the Mexican War of Independence....
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Mexico marks independence, values Nebraska ties

Omaha World-Herald 15 Sep 2020
... Grito with the threefold shout of "Viva Mexico!" This act originally occurred in 1810 in the town of Dolores in the state of Guanajuato, when priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Father of the Mexican Independence, issued a call to arms, prompting the Mexican War of Independence....
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L.A.’s El Grito is virtual this year but still devoted to helping indigenous families

The Los Angeles Times 15 Sep 2020
both Mexican Independence Day and the start of Latino Heritage Month in Los Angeles ... That civic ceremony will include the Consulate General of Mexico reenacting the historical Cry of Dolores that triggered the Mexican War of Independence, ringing a bell that represents the one that priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang when he gave the call to arms....

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