Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
Alexander von Humboldt
en el marco del Bicentenario de la Independencia de la República Mexicana
Barón Alexander von Humboldt
Físico e Investigador
Benémerito de la Patria
por decreto del Presidente
Lic. Benito Juarez Garcia
H. Veracruz, Ver. 17 septiembre 2010
as part of the Bicentennial of the Independence of the Mexican Republic
To Baron Alexander von Humboldt
Physicist and Investigator
Most Worthy of the Nation
By Presidential Decree of
Lic. Benito Juárez García
Veracruz, Veracruz, September 17, 2010
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 2010.
Location. 19° 12.119′ N, 96° 7.903′ W. Marker is in Veracruz. Marker is at the intersection of Comodoro Manuela Azueta and Calle Mariano Arista, on the right when traveling north on Comodoro Manuela Azueta. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Monument to the Heroes of 1914 (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse (about 180 meters away); The Centenary of the Mexican Constitution (about 180 meters away); Gran Plaza Malecón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Heriberto Jara Corona (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Mexican Naval Academy (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pedro Sainz de Baranda (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
Regarding Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt arrived in Mexico at Acapulco on March 22, 1803. After traveling through New Spain for almost a year, he stayed in Veracruz from February 18 to March 7, 1804, where he left for Havana, Cuba.
His birth year is 1769, not 1787 as shown on the marker (otherwise he would have been 16 when he made his trip to Mexico!).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.