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San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

General Juan José Cañas

 
 
General Juan José Cañas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
1. General Juan José Cañas Marker
Inscription. [First marker]
El gobierno de El Salvador, a iniciativa de la Academia Salvadoreña correspondiente de la Real Academia Española de la Lengua, consagre este homenaje del pueblo salvadoreño al ilustre poeta e integérrimo ciudadano General Don Juan José Cañas, laureado autor de la letra del himno nacional, en el XXVII aniversario de su fallecimiento. San Salvador, 10 de enero, 1945.

[Second marker]
La Academia Salvadoreña correspondiente de la Real Academia Española de la Lengua, rinde este homenaje de admiración a su esclarecido fundador y primer Director, General Don Juan José Cañas. San Salvador, 10 de enero de 1945.

[Third marker]
Esforzado defensor de la soberania e integridad de Centro America, combatió contra las hordas filibusteras de W. Walker, especialmente en el sitio de Masaya, República de Nicaragua, el 12 de octubre de 1856.

[Fourth marker]
La municipalidad de San Salvador, se une a este homenaje de consagración nacional al Sr. General Don Juan José Cañas, benemerito ciudadano e insigne autor de la letra de nuestro himno patrio, San Salvador, 10 de enero de 1945.

[Fifth marker]
Estudiante de medicina – en Guatemala – se prestó para que se ensayara en su persona el primer caso de anestesia, el 2 de diciembre de 1847, una placa conmemoritiva, vaciada
General Juan José Cañas Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
2. General Juan José Cañas Marker 2
en bronce, fijada en el Hospital General de la Antigua Guatemala perpetua aquel acto heróico.

[Sixth marker]
Primera estrofa del Himno Nacional. “Saludemos la patria orgullosos de hijos suyos podernos llamar, y juremos la vida animosos, sin descansar a su bien consagrar.”

English translation:
[First marker]
The government of El Salvador, through an initiative of the Salvadoran Academy corresponding to the Royal Spanish Academy of Language, dedicates this homage from the Salvadoran people to the illustrious poet and model citizen General Juan José Cañas, author of the words of the National Anthem, on the XXVII anniversary of his death. San Salvador, January 10, 1945.

[Second marker]
The Salvadoran Academy corresponding to the Royal Spanish Academy of Language, dedicates in admiration this tribute to its founder and first Director, General Juan José Cañas. San San Salvador, January 10, 1945.

[Third marker]
Defender of the sovereignty and integrity of Central America, he fought against the filibuster hordes of W. Walker, especially during the siege of Masaya, Nicaragua, October 12, 1856.

[Fourth marker]
The municipality of San Salvador joins this national tribute to General Juan José Cañas, outstanding citizen and author of the words to our national anthem. San Salvador, January 10,
General Juan José Cañas Marker 3 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
3. General Juan José Cañas Marker 3
1945.

[Fifth marker]
Student of medicine – in Guatemala – he offered himself to test the first case of anesthesia on his own person, on December 2, 1847, a commemorative marker, in bronze, is fixed to the General Hospital of Antigua Guatemala perpetuating that heroic act.

[Sixth marker]
The first stanza of the National Anthem: “We salute the nation its prideful children that we call ourselves, and we swear our lives, without rest, to prove her proud.”


 
Erected 1945.
 
Location. 13° 41.016′ N, 89° 11.516′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Click for map. The markers and bust are found in a small park near the entrance to the Military Museum of San Salvador.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Felipe Soto (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Heroes of the War of Legitimate Defense (about 180 meters away); Salvadoran Founders of Central American Independence (about 210 meters away); Relief Map of El Salvador (about 210 meters away); Tomb of the Communications Soldier (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The National Zoo of El Salvador
General Juan José Cañas Marker 4 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
4. General Juan José Cañas Marker 4
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Giant Sloth (approx. one kilometer away); The American Hippopotamus (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
General Juan José Cañas Markers 5 and 6 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
5. General Juan José Cañas Markers 5 and 6
Wide view of General Juan José Cañas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
6. Wide view of General Juan José Cañas Marker
General Juan José Cañas portrait at the Miltary Museum of El Salvador image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
7. General Juan José Cañas portrait at the Miltary Museum of El Salvador
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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