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Miguel Domínguez

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Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

The Corregidor de Querétaro, he married Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez. He was part of a group who discussed enlightenment ideas in Guanajuato. Led by the Spanish intendant of Guanajuato, Juan Antonio Riaño, the group included Corregidor Miguel Domínguez, María Josefa Ortiz, Ignacio Allende, Juan Aldama, Miguel Hidalgo, and Mariano Absalo. (Rodríguez, 160)

He and the Viceroy forbade Josefa Ortiz from meeting with José Joaquín de Lizardi and others, but she disobeyed. She was imprisoned for 4 years and was released on compassionate orders when Domínguez became blind. (Miller, 32)

Lynch describes him as a member of an enlightened Creole middle-rank family who was "moved by a hatred of peninsulares". Such people wanted to "depose the authorities, expel the Spaniards and establish a Creole-ruling junta". (Lynch, 307)

He was ordered by the Viceroy to imprison some of the conspirators in Querétaro and San Miguel. Josefa Ortiz warned Ignacio Allende who alerted the others. (Gueda, 641)

He belonged to the mason lodge established by Enrique Muñi. Other members included Allende and Hidalgo. (Gueda, 48)

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Rodríguez O., Jaime E., (1998), The Independence of Spanish America

Miller, Francesca, (1991), Latin American Women and the search for Social Justice

Lynch, John, (1986), The Spanish American Revolutions 1808-1826

Werner, Michael S., (1997), Encyclopedia of Mexico

Rodríguez O., Jamie E., (1989), The Independence of Mexico and New Nation


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