“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala

General José de San Martín

General José de San Martín Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. General José de San Martín Marker
General Jose de San Martin

Guatemala a la
Republica Argentina

Yo nada temo del poder de este continente siempre que estemos unidos
de lo contrario sufriremos males incalculables

English translation:
General José de San Martín

Guatemala to the
Republic of Argentina

I have no doubts about the power of this continent as long as we are united.
If not, we will suffer untold miseries.
Location. 14° 35.14′ N, 90° 31.246′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker is on Avenida Las Americas, in the median. Click for map. The marker and monument is along the walking trail on Avenida Las Americas, in Zone 14 of Guatemala City. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11a Calle, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benito Juárez (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar
Malvinas (Falklands Islands) additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. Malvinas (Falklands Islands) additional marker
This small additional marker reads:
"A Treinta ańos del conflicto de Malvinas, la Embajada Argentina, el Comité Guatemalteco por la Cuestión Malvinas y la comunidad de argentinos residentes en Guatemala rinden sentido homenaje a los combatientes caidos". 02 de Abril 2012

English translation:
"Thirty years since the Falklands Islands conflict, the Argentine Embassy, the Guatemalan Committee on the Falklands Islands Issue and the community of Argentinian residents in Guatemala give a heartfelt tribute to the fallen combatants". April 2, 2012
(approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Carlos Merida (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala (approx. 2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding General José de San Martín. José de San Martín y Matorras (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850) was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left his mother country at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain. In 1808, after taking part in the Peninsular War against France, San Martín contacted South American supporters of independence from Spain. In 1812, he set sail for Buenos Aires and offered his services to the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, present-day Argentina. After the Battle of San Lorenzo and time commanding the Army of the North during 1814, he organized a plan to defeat the Spanish forces that menaced the United Provinces from the north, using an alternative path to the Viceroyalty of Peru. This objective first involved the establishment of a new army, the Army of the Andes, in Cuyo Province, Argentina. From there, he led the Crossing of the Andes to Chile, and triumphed at the Battle of Chacabuco and the Battle of Maipú (1818), thus liberating Chile from Royalist rule. He then sailed to attack the Spanish stronghold of Lima, Peru. On 12 July 1821, after seizing partial control of Lima, San Martín was appointed Protector of Peru, and Peruvian independence was officially declared on 28 July. On 22 July 1822, after a closed-door meeting with fellow libertador Simón Bolívar at Guayaquil, Ecuador, Bolívar took over the task of fully liberating Peru. San Martín unexpectedly left the country and resigned the command of his army, excluding himself from politics and the military, and moved to France in 1824. The details of that July 22 meeting would be a subject of debate by later historians.

San Martín is regarded as a national hero of Argentina and Peru, and, together with Bolívar, one of the Liberators of Spanish South America. Adapted from Wikipedia
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page was last revised on October 2, 2016.
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