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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Diego Franco

 
 
Diego Franco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
1. Diego Franco Marker
Inscription.  
En este Templo fue enterrado
Diego Franco.
primer actor mexicano.
1753
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos

English translation:
Diego Franco
First Mexican actor,
was buried in this Temple.
1753
Catalogue of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments

 
Erected by Catálogo de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
 
Location. 19° 25.853′ N, 99° 8.025′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle Venustiano Carranza just east of Calle de la Palma, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Venustiano Carranza 81, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of San Bernardo (a few steps from this marker); El Palacio de Hierro (within shouting distance of this marker); First Street with Public Lighting
Diego Franco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
2. Diego Franco Marker
The marker is to the left of the northern entrance to the Temple of San Bernard. Unfortunately, it is almost entirely blocked in this view by a traffic light.
(within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Count de la Torre de Cossio (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Convent of San Bernardo (about 90 meters away); The Constitution of Cádiz (about 120 meters away); El Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México (about 150 meters away); El Centro Mercantil (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Diego Franco. In his book, Reseña histórica del teatro en México (Historical outline of the Mexican theatre), Enrique Olavarría y Ferrari mentions that Diego Francisco de Asís was one of the most famous and loved actors of the Coliseo Viejo (Old Coliseum) in 1722. Diego died at age 45 in 1753.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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