Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo, Birthday of Miguel Hidalgo

May 8 – Natalicio de Miguel Hidalgo,  Birthday of Miguel Hidalgo
The 1753 birth of Independence War hero Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is celebrated annually.

mexican-thousand-peso-hidalgo-0834The image of Miguel Hidalgo is on the Mexican One Thousand Peso banknote. He is called the father of the independence of 1810.  Photo: bigstockphoto.com/natspel

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This image was extracted from the book of Vicente Riva Palacio, Julio Zarate (1880) “Mexico through the centuries” Volume III: “War of Independence” (1808-1821)
Source: Vicente Riva Palacio, Julio Zarate (1880) “Mexico through the centuries” Volume III: “War of Independence” (1808-1821) http://commons.wikimedia.org/