“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)

José María Heredia

José María Heredia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2018
1. José María Heredia Marker

El primer poeta de América es Heredia. (…) Él es volcánico como sus entrañas y sereno como sus alturas.
José Martí

En conmemoración del aniversario 210 de José María Heredia.
Ciudad de México, Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal.
Julio 22 de 2013
Alejandro Fernández Ramírez
Jefe Delegacional en Cuauhtémoc

English translation:
The first poet of the Americas is Heredia. (…) He is volcanic like her depths and as serene as her heights.
José Martí

In commemoration of the 210th anniversary of José María Heredia.
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc, Federal District.
July 22, 2013
Alejandro Fernández Ramírez
Chief of the Cuauhtémoc Delegation

Erected 2013 by Delegación de Cuauhtémoc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 2013.
Location. 19° 26.225′ N, 99° 8.155′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico.
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Marker is on República de Cuba just west of República de Chile, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: República de Cuba 73, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent of the Carmelitas (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Gerónimo de Medina (within shouting distance of this marker); Alejandro Arango y Escandón (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Xuárez (about 90 meters away); First Session of the Mexican Academy of Language (about 90 meters away); House of the Counts of Heras y Soto (about 120 meters away); The Marquis of San Miguel de Aguayo (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
Regarding José María Heredia. José María Heredia y Heredia, also known as José María Heredia y Campuzano (December 31, 1803 – May 7, 1839) was a Cuban-born poet considered to be the first romantic poet of the Americas and the initiator of Latin American romanticism. He is known as "El Cantor del Niagara" and regarded as one of the most important poets in the Spanish language. He has also been named National Poet of Cuba. Adapted from Wikipedia

The marker celebrates the poet's 210th anniversary of his birth.
Related marker.
José María Heredia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2018
2. José María Heredia Marker
The marker can be seen to the left of the tree trunk in this view. The marker does not indicate the relationship between José María Heredia and this building, however it is possible that he lived here during his exile from Spain.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This additional marker is on Heredia's famous poem 'Niagara' at Niagara Falls
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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