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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Captain Juan Aldama y González

 
 
Captain Juan Aldama y González Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
1. Captain Juan Aldama y González Marker
Inscription.  
H. Ayuntamiento del Bicentenario
2009-2012
Capitan
Juan Aldama y González
03 enero 1774 26 junio 1811
San Miguel de Allende, Gto. A 03 de enero del 2011.

English translation:
Honorable Municipal Council of the Bicentennial
2009-2012
Captain
Juan Aldama y González
January 3, 1774 – June 26, 1811
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, January 3, 2011.

 
Erected 2011 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Guanajuato.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1774.
 
Location. 20° 54.937′ N, 100° 44.908′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Memorial is on Calle San Rafael just west of Calle San Antonio Abad, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende GTO 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Heroes' Bridge (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple of the Immaculate Conception (approx. 0.3 kilometers
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away); The Remains of the Insurgents (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante” Cultural Center (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Francisco I. Madero Fountain (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carmen Masip Echazarreta (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Temple of the Immaculate Conception (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Villa Zacateros (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Regarding Captain Juan Aldama y González. Juan Aldama (b. January 3, 1774 in San Miguel el Grande, Guanajuato – d. June 26, 1811 in Chihuahua) was a Mexican revolutionary rebel soldier during the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. He was also the brother of Ignacio Aldama. At the beginning of the War of Independence, Aldama was a captain of the cavalry regiment of the Spanish Queen's militia. He attended the conspiratorial meetings for independence in Querétaro, organized by Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, despite having to travel from San Miguel el Grande (now San Miguel de Allende) in neighboring Guanajuato.
Captain Juan Aldama y González Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 2, 2020
2. Captain Juan Aldama y González Marker and Statue
Aldama was in San Miguel when he heard news that the conspiracy had been betrayed by a supporter who informed the Spanish colonial authorities. He traveled to Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo) to inform Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Ignacio Allende. He witnessed the Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") on the night of September 15, 1810, which started the armed conflict.
Aldama was later captured by the Spanish colonial authorities in 1811. He was court-martialed for insubordination towards the Spanish Crown and executed for treason, by firing squad on June 26, 1811, together with Allende and other members of the rebel army, including Mariano Jiménez and Manuel Santa María.
Aldama's body was decapitated and his head taken to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas in Guanajuato where it was shown to the public inside a cage hung from one corner of the building. In 1824, his remains were moved to an altar in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City. Finally, in 1925, his remains were moved one last time to the mausoleum in the Independence Column in Mexico City (The Angel of Independence). Adapted from Wikipedia
 
Captain Juan Aldama y González statue and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
3. Captain Juan Aldama y González statue and marker
The statue and marker are in a small park area south of the Temple of San Juan de Dios.
The nearby Temple of San Juan de Dios image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
4. The nearby Temple of San Juan de Dios
An interior view of the nearby Temple of San Juan de Dios image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 11, 2017
5. An interior view of the nearby Temple of San Juan de Dios
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2. submitted on August 2, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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