Dajabón, Dominican Republic
Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez
Dios, Patria y Libertad
“Sed justos lo primero, si queréis ser Felices.
Por desesperada que sea la causa de mi Patria, sera la causa el honor y siempre estaré dispuesto a honrrar su enseña con mi sangre.
God, Country and Liberty
“First, be just, if you want to be happy.”
“Even though the cause of my nation is the most desperate, it is an honorable cause and I will always be ready to honor it with my blood.”
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 19° 32.893′ N, 71° 42.515′ W. Marker is in Dajabón. Memorial is on Avenida Duarte just east of Calle 27 de Febrero, on the left when traveling east. The marker is on the south side of a large city park in Dajabón, just across from the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario). Touch for map. Marker is in Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Haitian Massacre of 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Beller (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
Regarding Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez.
Juan Pablo Duarte Díez (January 26, 1813 – July 15, 1876) is one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. He, along with Francisco del Rosario Sánchez and Matías Ramón Mella, is considered to be the inspiration and leader of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844. He would help create the political organization La Trinitaria to fight against the Haitian occupation, achieve independence, and create a self-sufficient nation. Duarte helped inspire and finance the Dominican War of Independence, paying a heavy toll which would eventually ruin him financially. His liberal views made him a controversial figure among conservative and powerful Dominicans of the time, and he was exiled on numerous occasions after the founding of the new nation. Ultimately, Duarte would spend many years away from the nation he helped shape and would die in exile.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.