“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Juan in San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)

Francisco de Miranda


Francisco de Miranda Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 4, 2014
1. Francisco de Miranda Monument
Inscription. Precursor de la independencia hispanoamericana. General en Jefe del Ejército del Norte en la revolución Francesa. Luchó por la independencia de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica. Estuvo preso en esta ciudad por sus ideales liberales.

Escudo arriba de la placa:
10 de Abril de 1810 — 20 de Febrero de 1859 — Independencia — Federación — República de Venezuela.

English translation:
Forerunner of Latin American independence. General in Chief of the Northern Army in the French Revolution. He fought for the independence of the United States of North America. He was imprisoned in this city for his liberal ideals.

Coat of arms above the marker:
April 10, 1810 — February 20, 1859 — Independence — Federation — Republic of Venezuela.
Erected by the Republic of Venezuela.
Location. 18° 27.828′ N, 66° 7.012′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Tetuan and Calle San José on Calle Tetuan. Click for map. It is in a small park at the foot of San José Street in old San Juan. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Francisco de Miranda Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 4, 2014
2. Francisco de Miranda Monument
are within walking distance of this marker. Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (within shouting distance of this marker); Noel Estrada (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Defense of San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); What About Water? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firepower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Flags (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Heart of San Cristobal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan.
Regarding Francisco de Miranda. Daniel Florence O’Leary, aide-de-camp to Simón Bolívar, said of Miranda’s death: “Miranda was a man of the eighteenth century whose genius lay in raising the consciousness and confidence of his fellow Americans. Although he prided himself on being a soldier, his greatest battles were fought with his pen.” —source: Wikipedia Entry
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza ... was a Venezuelan revolutionary. Although his own plans for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, he is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bolívar, who during the Spanish American wars of independence successfully liberated a vast portion of South America. Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life. An idealist, he
Francisco de Miranda (1750–1814) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 4, 2014
3. Francisco de Miranda (1750–1814)
developed a visionary plan to liberate and unify all of Spanish America but his own military initiatives on behalf of an independent Spanish America ended in 1812. He was handed over to his enemies and four years later, in 1816, died in a Spanish prison. Within fourteen years of his death, however, most of Spanish America was independent.” (Submitted on June 6, 2014.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016.
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