IMAGE: L. Garcé/Public Domain
IMAGE: L. Garcé/Public Domain

Mexico is celebrating its 200th birthday this Fall. Try and figure out who this important Mexican historical figure is!

1. I was born on May 8, 1753 in what is now Mexico and became a priest in 1778.

2. In 1810, I led a revolt against the Spaniards in Mexico. My rebellion was the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence.

3. My goal was to make the indigenous people more self-reliant and less dependent on the Spanish government.

4. I was executed on July 30, 1811 and was later called the Father of the Nation of Mexico.

Happy Bicentennial, Mexico! (September 16, 1810)

Answer: Don Miguel Hidalgo