Hidalgo y Costilla Miguel
Hi·dal·go y Co·stil·la(ē-däl′gō ē kō-stē′yä), Miguel 1753-1811.
Mexican priest and revolutionary. Although the revolt he initiated (1810) against Spanish rule failed, he is regarded as a national hero in Mexico's struggle for independence from Spain.
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