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The Hidalgo class was a minor aristocratic family who were one of the noble families of Spain in past eras.

Diego Velzquez(2)

osmangemci.com Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez or more commonly known as Diego Velazquez is considered as one of the most influential Spanish painter that had influenced European art and is also considered to be one of the greatest masters of all time. The great artist was born in Seville, Spain on June 6, 1599 to Juan Rodriguez de Silva who was of Portuguese decent and Jeronima Velasquez who was a member of the Hidalgo Class. The Hidalgo class was a minor aristocratic family who were one of the noble families of Spain in past eras. The Velasquez name was adopted by the painter to gain access to the maternal inheritance which is only possible if he retained his motherfs name.

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