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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín

1563 - Abril 18 - 1963

 
 
Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2015
1. Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín Marker
Inscription.
Homenaje de la Legión de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala al 1r Obispo de Guatemala Ilmo Lic. Dn Francisco Marroquín, Fundador del Hospital de Santiago, en el 4o centenario de su muerte

English translation:
Tribute from the Legion of the Knights of Santiago of Guatemala to the First Bishop of Guatemala the Illustrious Francisco Marroquín, founder of the Hospital of Santiago, on the four hundredth anniversary of his death.
 
Erected 1963 by Legion of the Knights of Santiago of Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 33.437′ N, 90° 43.852′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friar Ignacio Barnoya (here, next to this marker); Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras (a few steps from this marker); Doña Maria Gordillo de Duran (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Oscar Asensio del Valle (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón (about 150 meters away); The University of San Carlos (about 210 meters away); Pedro Cortés y Larraz (about 210 meters away); First Rector and Graduate of the University of San Carlos (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín.
Wide view of the Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2015
2. Wide view of the Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín Marker
The marker is to the left of the door. The building is the actual location of the previous Santiago Hospital, also known as the Hospital San Juan de Dios, although it is now privately owned.
Francisco Marroquín was born in Spain and came to Guatemala at the urging of conquistador Pedro de Alvarado. Marroquín was the first bishop of Guatemala. He founded the Hospital of Santiago and what would eventually become the University of San Carlos in Antigua (then known as the "Ciudad de los Caballeros de Santiago"). He was also one of the first to make a serious study of the indigenous languages of Guatemala, including Kakchikel spoken in and around the area of Antigua.
 
Categories. Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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