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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera

 
 
Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
1. Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera Marker
Inscription.  
Al esclarecido poeta
Manuel Gutierrez Najera
quien murió en este lugar
Homenaje
de
El Buen Tono, S.A.
MCMXXVI

English translation:
To the distinguished poet
Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera
who died in this place.
Tribute from El Buen Tono, S.A.
1926

 
Erected 1926 by El Buen Tono, S.A.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 19° 26.352′ N, 99° 8.005′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is on Calle República de Brasil just north of Calle República de Colombia, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle República de Brasil 46, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlos María de Bustamonte (here, next to this marker); Offices of El Tiempo (within shouting distance of this marker); Leona Vicario de Quintana Roo (about 90 meters away, measured
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in a direct line); Servando Teresa de Mier (about 120 meters away); Temple of Santo Domingo (about 120 meters away); A Memorial Site to Slavery and African Populations and Descendants (about 120 meters away); The Beginning of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (about 120 meters away); Chapel of the Expiration (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera. Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera was born in Mexico City on December 22, 1859, and in his youth worked as a journalist and was elected to the Mexican Congress. As a writer, he was a precursor of the Latin American literary movement of modernism. Also a writer of short stories, his most famous collections were Cuentos frágiles ("Gossamer Stories") from 1883 and Cuentos de color de humo ("Smoke-colored Stories") in 1898. The founder of the newspaper Revista Azul, his verse, which was influenced by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, bridged the gap between romanticism and the contemporary movements of modernism and symbolism. He suffered from hemophilia and died at 35 in 1895.
Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
2. Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera Marker
In this view towards the south along Calle República de Brasil, the marker is far to the left along the facade of the orange building, above a doorway. The dome of the Temple of Santo Domingo can be seen in the distance.
Adapted from Wikipedia

Interestingly, the marker was put up by the cigarette company El Buen Tono, founded in 1894 by the Frenchman Ernesto Pugibet.
 
Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera image. Click for full size.
ca. 1890
3. Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera
Courtesy Mediateca-INAH
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Dec. 1, 2023