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Castries, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

Jean Baptiste Bideau

 
 
Jean Baptiste Bideau Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
1. Jean Baptiste Bideau Marker
The marker and bust are in a small park in downtown Castries which is kept locked, so a closer photo of the marker was not possible. Note the remains of decorations left at his monument on the anniversary of his death on April 7.
Inscription.
Jean Baptiste Bideau
c. 1770-1817
Born at Desruisseaux in Saint Lucia
A sea captain who dedicated his life to freedom and heroically saved the life of
Simon Bolivar

 
Location. 14° 0.639′ N, 60° 59.396′ W. Marker is in Castries, Castries. Marker is on Laborie Street just north of Micoud Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castries LC04 301, Saint Lucia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Bolivar (a few steps from this marker); Sir John George Melvin Compton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir William Arthur Lewis (about 210 meters away); World Wars Memorial (about 240 meters away); Holy Trinity Anglican Church Foundation Stone (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Free French World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Croix, Marquis de Castries (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castries.
 
Regarding Jean Baptiste Bideau. Jean Baptiste Bideau was born on the island of Saint Lucia around 1770, and from 1811 participated in the War of Independence
Jean Baptiste Bideau Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 20, 2018
2. Jean Baptiste Bideau Marker
The Bideau bust and marker are to the right. To the left is the bust and marker of Simón Bolívar.
of Venezuela, under the orders of Simón Bolívar and General Santiago Marino. He accompanied Bolívar on his expedition from Haiti to Venezuela, and saved the life of Simón Bolívar from drowning on July 14, 1816, in Ocumare de la Costa, in the central region of Venezuela. On April 7, 1817, he gave his life for the cause of Venezuelan independence in Cumana, Venezuela.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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