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.

Latest News for: Miguel hidalgo

Edit

Stage collapses at Mexico campaign rally leaving nine dead

The Observer 23 May 2024
Máynez said he went to hospital briefly after part of the stage that he was addressing supporters from collapsed ... Read more ... Miguel Treviño, the mayor of San Pedro Garza García, said ... The former Mexico City head of government Claudia Sheinbaum and Xóchitl Gálvez, an ex-mayor for the city’s Miguel Hidalgo borough, are the two leading candidates ... Share ... ....
Edit

She trails the ruling party’s candidate to be Mexican leader. Visiting her hometown helps show why

Wtop 23 May 2024
TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — She sold snacks in a small town in central Mexico as a girl and rose to national politics with a biography that could help take her to the heights of power, she hoped ... And that’s helped his protégé Claudia Sheinbaum ... Afterward, she headed the government of the Mexico City borough of Miguel Hidalgo between 2015 and 2018....
Edit

She trails the ruling party's candidate to be Mexican leader. Visiting her hometown helps show why

Newsday 23 May 2024
TEPATEPEC, Mexico — She sold snacks in a small town in central Mexico as a girl and rose to national politics with a biography that could help take her to the heights of power, she hoped ... And that’s helped his protégé Claudia Sheinbaum ... Sign up ... Afterward, she headed the government of the Mexico City borough of Miguel Hidalgo between 2015 and 2018....
Edit

Minibus crash kills 4 in western Bolivia

China.dot.org 15 May 2024
The minibus was carrying about 14 people when the accident occurred on the La Paz-La Asunta highway, Miguel Hidalgo, commander of the La Paz Rural and Border ......
Edit

Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 15

China.dot.org 15 May 2024
(Romania-China-wetland). - - - - ... state of Florida. (US-NASA-Boeing-Starliner). - - - - ... The minibus was carrying about 14 people when the accident occurred on the La Paz-La Asunta highway, Miguel Hidalgo, commander of the La Paz Rural and Border Police, told reporters. (Bolivia-Accident). - - - - ... Poland will become a beneficiary of the pact." ... - - - -....

Most Viewed

×