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Father Miguel Hidalgo

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Father Miguel Hidalgo

Father Miguel Hidalgo

Miguel Hidalgo Statue in front of Dolores Church
Miguel Hidalgo Statue in front of Dolores Church

 

Miguel Hidalgo The Struggle Begins
Miguel Hidalgo The Struggle Begins

 

Miguel Hidalgo Leading the Revolution
Miguel Hidalgo Leading the Revolution

 

Miguel Hidalgo Ignacio Allende
Miguel Hidalgo Ignacio Allende

                                                                                                                                                                       The voice of the Mexican Revolution was father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who was born in New Spain on May 8, 1753, of pure Spanish blood, making him a criollo. Under the strict Spanish caste system of the day, Hidalgo’s rights as a criollo were far less than those of a person born in Spain known as a peninsulare, but slightly better than those of an Indio or a person born of mixed Spanish and Indio blood known as a mestizo.

Far from the typical priest, Father Hidalgo’s studies and belief in the ideas expressed during the Enlightenment caused him to question traditional political and religious views such as the absolute power held by the Spanish King and the Pope. Unlike most priests, his behavior included an interest in dancing, gambling, and openly living with a mistress. The Court of Inquisition called the Father to task for such nefarious conduct, but in the end failed to find him guilty. After his release in 1803, Father Hidalgo assumed the duties as the parish priest for the town of Dolores. ***Now read the entire article on Father Hildalgo posted on this web site at ”A Glimpse of Texas Past” *** 

Miguel Hidalgo Map
Miguel Hidalgo Map

 

Miguel Hidalgo Battle of Monte De Las Cruces
Miguel Hidalgo Battle of Monte De Las Cruces

 

Miguel Hidalgo Battle of Puente de Calderon
Miguel Hidalgo Battle of Puente de Calderon

 

Miguel Hidalgo Execution
Miguel Hidalgo Execution

Miguel Hidalgo Jose Maria Morelos
Miguel Hidalgo Jose Maria Morelos

 

Miguel Hidalgo Colonel Iturbide Plan de Iguala
Miguel Hidalgo Colonel Iturbide Plan de Iguala
Miguel Hidalgo Statute
Miguel Hidalgo Statute
Miguel Hidalgo Dolores Church at Night
Miguel Hidalgo Dolores Church at Night

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