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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest, led a group of peasants and indigenous peoples in their fight against Spanish rule during Mexico's War of Independence until his capture and execution in July 1811. He is consdered the father of the Mexican nation.

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