Hidalgo

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Hidalgo (nobility) (Fidalgo in Galician and Portuguese) is a traditional title of persons of the Spanish nobility or gentry. The word is a contraction of the phrases 'hijo de algo', literally "a son of something." Despite this informal-sounding term, the Spanish court rigorously regulated who was and who was not entitled to call himself an hidalgo. By extension the word is also used in Spanish for a person of noble and generous spirit (gentleman).

In Mexico, the word is usually used in reference to Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the first warlord of the Mexican War of Independence.

Hidalgo may also refer to:

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  • Hidalgo, a fictional Central American nation in the Doc Savage stories

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