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Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico

Francisco Márquez, Niño Héroe

 
 
Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
1. Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker
Inscription.
En este lugar murio la mañana
del 13 de Septiembre de 1847, en
defensa de la patria contra la
invasión norteamericana el
cadete del Colegio Militar
Francisco Marquez
Homenaje de la Asociacion
del Heroico Colegio Militar fundada
en 1871
México, D.F. a 13 de Septiembre de 1970

English translation:
In this place during the morning of September 13, 1847, while in defense of the homeland against the North American invasion, died the cadet of the Military College
Francisco Marquez
Tribute from the Military College Association founded in 1871
México City, Septembre 13, 1970
 
Erected 1970 by La Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar.
 
Location. 19° 25.22′ N, 99° 10.907′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. In the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Park), the marker is on the southern side of Chapultepec Castle, mounted to the wall underneath a corridor.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Military College of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); The March of Loyalty (a few steps from this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico
Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
2. Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); From the Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds in the Distance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico. Francisco Marquez was one of many cadets studying at the Colegio Militar (Military College) on Chapultepec Castle when the United States attacked it on September 13, 1847. Together with five other cadets, they are known today as the Niños Héroes (Child Heroes). It is common to see, even today, schools and government buildings in Mexico that carry their names. Legend says that Francisco's body was found after the battle at the base of the Castle together with that of Juan Escutia, who jumped from the Castle in order to protect the Mexican flag. Francisco was 13 years old and the youngest of the Child Heroes.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American
 
Battle of Chapultepec image. Click for full size.
3. Battle of Chapultepec
From "Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War", 1848.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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