Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Al conmemorar el
Bicentenario de la Independencia de México
y el Centenario de la Revolución Mexicana
Municipalidad de Guatemala
Embajada de México en Guatemala
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, 16 de septiembre de 2010
To the Father of the Homeland
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
To commemorate the
Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution
Municipality of Guatemala
Mexican Embassy in Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala, September 16, 2010
Location. 14° 36.451′ N, 90° 30.917′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Click for map. Avenida La Reforma between 8a and 6a Calles.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Israel and Guatemala Monument (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); José Maria Reina Barrios (about 180 meters away); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala Miltary Academy of Guatemala (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Assassination of Dr. Alberto Fuentes Mohr (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Bernal Diaz de Castillo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a Mexican Catholic priest and early leader in the war for Mexican independence from Spain. As a priest, Hidalgo served in a church in Dolores, Mexico. In 1810 he gave a famous speech (the “Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores”) which called upon the people to protect the interest of the Spanish King Fernando VII (held captive by Napoleon) by revolting against the European-born Spaniards who had overthrown the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico. He marched across large parts of Mexico and gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians who attacked and killed both Spanish and Mexican-born elites, even though Hidalgo's troops lacked training and were poorly armed. These troops eventually met with 6,000 well-armed Spanish troops, and most of his followers fled or were killed at the Battle of Calderon Bridge
This statue was originally created around 1908 during the Guatemalan government of Cabrera, probably as a way to commemorate the 1910 centennial of Mexican Indepence. An image of the monument can also be seen in the bronze plates on the Monument of the Star (Monumento de la Estrella). The original marble bust was replaced by a bronze bust made by sculptor E. Tambriz in 1969.
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