Miguel Hidalgo Costilla

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Birthday
8, 1753
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jul 30, 1811 (58)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1753
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jul 30, 1811 (58)

About

Mexican war hero who was a priest and leader of the Mexican War of Independence. He gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians and marched across Mexico during war.

Before Fame

He worked as a parish priest at Dolores Hidalgo Church in 1803.

Trivia

His image was featured on a Mexican 1000 Pesos note issued in 2008.

Family Life

He was born the third child of Don Cristobal Hidalgo y Costilla and Dona Ana Maria Gallaga.

Associated With

Like him, Pancho Villa is a known Mexican war hero.