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Father Nicolas Aguilar

Padre Nicolas Aguilar

 
 
Father Nicolas Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2015
1. Father Nicolas Aguilar Marker
Inscription.
Tonacatepeque, Dic. 16 1742
San Salvador, Sept. 12 1818
Con gran vocacion para la carrerra elesiastica; ejemplo que siguieron posteriormente sus hermanos Vicente y Manuel, Proceres de la Independencia, de quienes era hermano mayor, en 1824 mientras su hermano Manuel se encontraba encarcelado y Don Vicente reconcentrado en Guatemala; Don Nicolas, si bien libre por consideracion a sus años, era vigilado pues aunque viejo y decrepito, era un formidable enemigo, siempre dispuesto a defender las ideas de libertad.
San Salvador, 5 de nov. De 1993.

English translation:
Father Nicolas Aguilar
Tonacatepeque, December 16, 1742
San Salvador, Sept. 12, 1818
He had a great vocation for a life in the church; his example was later followed by his brothers Vicente and Manuel, also Heroes of Salvadoran Independence, of whom he was the older brother, in 1824 while his brother Manuel was imprisoned and Vicente in hiding in Guatemala; Nicolas, although free from most suspicion due to his age, was watched by the government because even though old and decrepit, he was a formidable foe, always ready to defend the ideas of freedom.
San Salvador, November 5, 1993
 
Erected by San Salvador Municipal Government.
 
Location.
Wide view of Father Nicolas Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2015
2. Wide view of Father Nicolas Aguilar Marker
The bust was made by Carlos Ávila. This is one of ten similar statues of the heroes of the Salvadoran Independence along Boulevard Los Próceres. This is the last one to still have its original marker.
13° 40.989′ N, 89° 13.597′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Marker is on Boulevard Los Próceres, on the left when traveling west. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oscar Eusebio Argueta (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Massacre at the Central American University (UCA) (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Mural of the Martyrs of the UCA (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Francisco Andrés Escobar Building (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Construction of the North-South Highway and the Central American University (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); General Omar Torrijos Herrera (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Sérgio Vieira de Mello (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 7 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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