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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Mexican Independence Day draws thousands

TDN 21 Sep 2023
OWEN SEXTON. The Chronicle ... "The very first people that came to the festival were from Tacoma," Sasser said on Monday ... 16 because that's the day in 1810 when a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo gave an impassioned speech to a large congregation made up of indigenous and mestizo people at the Dolores Parish Church in Guanajuato, Mexico ... Census .......

Mexican Independence Day celebration in Mossyrock draws thousands

TDN 20 Sep 2023
“The very first people that came to the festival were from Tacoma,” Sasser said on Monday ... People are also reading… ... 16 ... 16 ... 16 because that’s the day in 1810 when a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo gave an impassioned speech to a large congregation made up of indigenous and mestizo people at the Dolores Parish Church in Guanajuato, Mexico....

Photos: Latino Angelenos celebrate independencia

The Los Angeles Times 19 Sep 2023
The event, hosted by Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, featured a reenactment of the 'Cry of Dolores,' the famed call to arms by Catholic Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla that led to Mexico's war for independence from Spain in 1810. Among the officials ringing the bell were Rodriguez, Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez and L.A. Mayor Karen Bass ... 15, 1821....

Sept. 16 Mexican Independence Day El Grito de Dolores

Democratic Underground 17 Sep 2023
Early on the morning of September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla summoned ... Cry of Dolores, attributed to Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, September 16, 1810....

Thounsands of Tzotzil Indigenous People celebrate Mexican Independence with parade

La Prensa Latina 17 Sep 2023
Prior to the civic ceremony, the Tzotzil Mayan authorities prepared an ancestral ritual in which they placed the Mexican flag on a flower altar next to the image of the Virgin Mary and Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, one of the heroes of independence, both symbols of Mexican identity....

Mexican Independence Day Parade puts heritage on display in Little Village

Chicago Sun-Times 17 Sep 2023
16, 2023. ... Pat Nabong/Sun-Times ... Violet Miller/Sun-Times ... For the first time since its inception, the parade was held on the actual anniversary of the day Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave his El Grito de Dolores speech, urging his parishioners to fight for Mexico’s independence from Spain 213 years ago ... 16, 2023. ... Pat Nabong/Sun-Times ... 16, 2023. ... ... ... ....

Mexican Independence Day celebrated at Moreno Valley event

The Press Enterprise 16 Sep 2023
El Grito de Dolores — the Cry of Dolores — was the “battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence, uttered on September 16, 1810, by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, ......

Delhi: Qutub Minar illuminates to celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Beijing News 16 Sep 2023
New Delhi , September 16 (ANI). The iconic monument of Qutub Minar was illuminated in the national colours of Mexico on the occasion of Mexican Independence Day ... Mexico celebrates its independence day on September 16. On this day in 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, referred as the'The Father of Mexican Independence', declared independence from Spain ... (ANI) .......

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 14-21

LA Daily News 14 Sep 2023
The event is hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguz (CD-7; monicarodriguez.org) and kicks off with a ceremony of the 1810 “Cry of Dolores” — El Grito — a speech made by Miguel Hidalgo, and ringing of church bells in the city of Dolores, Mexico (then known as New Spain), that called for independence from Spain....

Viva Mexico!

Manila Bulletin 13 Sep 2023
Miguel Hidalgo, a secular parish priest (in the spirit of our GOMBURZA) known as the Father of Mexican Independence ... Hidalgo were fulfilled, most especially land distribution so after decades, Mexico fell ... Miguel Hidalgo located in a wooded area outside the walls of Intramuros....

Pearl celebrates Mexican independence with Viva Dieciséis on Saturday

San Antonio Current 12 Sep 2023
Under the cover of darkness one September night in 1810, a priest named ......

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Bitchute 10 Sep 2023
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Lost and Found: The incredible journey of the Juan Luna bust by Mariano Benlliure

Manila Bulletin 10 Sep 2023
... who met in Rome when the latter was apprenticing under Alejo Vera.Luna (far left) with friends (front row, left to right) Pedro Paterno,Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Miguel Zaragoza; (back row, left to right) Juan Antonio Benlliure, Juan Jose Puerto Villanueva,Mariano Benlliure, c....