Castries, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
Jean Baptiste Bideau
Born at Desruisseaux in Saint Lucia
A sea captain who dedicated his life to freedom and heroically saved the life of
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 14° 0.639′ N, 60° 59.396′ W. Marker is in Castries. Memorial 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. Touch for directions.
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); Derek Walcott Square (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (about 210 meters away); Sir William Arthur Lewis (about 210 meters away); World Wars Memorial (about 240 meters away); Holy Trinity Anglican Church Foundation Stone Free French World War II Memorial (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 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.