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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 

Juan Pablo Duarte

 
 
Juan Pablo Duarte Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
1. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
Inscription.
Fundador de la
Republica Dominicana
1813-1838-1844-1876

English translation:
Juan Pablo Duarte
Founder of the Dominican Republic
1813-1838-1844-1876

 
Location. 18° 28.299′ N, 69° 53.124′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo. Marker is on Calle Padre Billini just from Calle Duarte, on the left when traveling east. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (about 150 meters away); Pope John Paul II's 1979 Visit to Santo Domingo (about 180 meters away); Spanish Refugees of 1939 (about 180 meters away); First City Hall in the Americas (about 210 meters away); The Plaza of the Priests (about 210 meters away); First Municipal Council in the Americas (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding Juan Pablo Duarte. Juan Pablo Duarte Díez (January 26, 1813 – July 15, 1876) is one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. He, along with Francisco del Rosario Sánchez and Matías
The seal of the Dominican Republic. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
2. The seal of the Dominican Republic.
Ramón Mella, is considered to be the inspiration and leader of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844. He would help create the political organization La Trinitaria to fight against the Haitian occupation, achieve independence, and create a self-sufficient nation. Duarte helped inspire and finance the Dominican War of Independence, paying a heavy toll which would eventually ruin him financially. His liberal views made him a controversial figure among conservative and powerful Dominicans of the time, and he was exiled on numerous occasions after the founding of the new nation. Ultimately, Duarte would spend many years away from the nation he helped shape and would die in exile.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
Baluarte de 27 de febrero image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
3. Baluarte de 27 de febrero
(English: The Fort of February 27). This fort (now the site of Duarte's tomb and known as the Altar of the Nation) was the fort taken on February 27, 1844 when the Dominican Republic gained its independence.
Juan Pablo Duarte Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
4. Juan Pablo Duarte Marker
Juan Pablo Duarte additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
5. Juan Pablo Duarte additional marker
This marker includes a famous quote from Duarte:
Todo por la Patria

Curazao 4 de febrero de 1844
Mi querida madre y hermanas: El unico medio que encuentro para reunirme con ustedes es independizar al patria – para conseguirlo se necesitan recursos! Recursos supremos! Cuyos recursos son: que ustedes de mancomun conmigo y nuestro hermano Vicente ofrendemos en aras de la patria lo que a costa del amor y el trabajo de nuestro padre hemos heredado. Independizada la patria puedo hacerme cargo del almacen, y a mas heredero del ilimitado credito de nuestro padre y de sus conocimientos en el ramo de marina nuestros negocios mejoraran y no tendremos por que arrepentirnos de habernos mostrado dignos hijos de la patria. Su hijo y hermano, Juan P Duarte

English translation:
All for the Nation

Curacao February 4, 1844
My dear mother and sisters: The only way I can find to see you again is to gain independence for the nation – and to do that resources are needed! Supreme resources! Those resources that we share in common with our brother Vicente and that we offer for the sake of the nation that we have inherited from the love and work of our father. With the nation made independent I can take care of the store, and through the unlimited credit as a heir of our father and his knowledge in the field of importing our business will improve and we will not have to regret not being worthy sons of the fatherland. Your son and brother, Juan P. Duarte
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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