|Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811),|
the leader of the Mexican War of Independence,
executed by the Spaniards on July 30, 1811
"A disinterested foreign rule is an impossibility. Yet the tutelage of nations is a necessity. The fee paid for this tuition is sometimes a nation’s daily bread. The Mexicans had to undergo a severe training under the Spaniards before they could undertake to manage their own affairs."
Iqbal, Stray Reflections (1910)