Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

1753 - 1811

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Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo y Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor (8 May 1753 – 30 July 1811), more commonly known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or Miguel Hidalgo (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel iˈðalɣo]), was a Criollo Catholic priest, leader of the Mexican War of Independence and recognized as the Father of the Nation. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla has received more than 1,261,113 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is the 68th most popular social activist (down from 58th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Mexico (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Mexican Social Activist.

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a catholic priest and revolutionary who led the Mexican War of Independence. He was most famous for leading the Mexican War of Independence.

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Among social activists, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ranks 68 out of 544Before him are Axel Munthe, Widukind, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, Anneliese Michel, Errico Malatesta, and Mustafa Barzani. After him are Dominique Pire, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Jenny von Westphalen, Edmond James de Rothschild, and José Rizal.

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Among people born in 1753, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ranks 7Before him are Joseph de Maistre, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Utamaro, Benjamin Thompson, Lazare Carnot, and Jean-Baptiste Kléber. After him are Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, Samuel Crompton, and Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse. Among people deceased in 1811, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ranks 4Before him are Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Heinrich von Kleist, and Peter Simon Pallas. After him are Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Dositej Obradović, Jean Chalgrin, Nevil Maskelyne, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Ignacio Allende, Marie-Joseph Chénier, and Christoph Friedrich Nicolai.

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Among people born in Mexico, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ranks 22 out of 487Before him are Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957), Benito Juárez (1806), Salma Hayek (1966), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), and Moctezuma I (1398). After him are Chespirito (1929), Vicente Fox (1942), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895), Francisco I. Madero (1873), and Luis Barragán (1902).


Among social activists born in Mexico, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ranks 2Before him are Emiliano Zapata (1879). After him are Subcomandante Marcos (1957), Ricardo Flores Magón (1874), Lydia Cacho (1963), Miriam Rodríguez Martínez (1967), and Guadalupe Campanur Tapia (1986).