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

Ignacio Manuel Altamirano

 
 
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
1. Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Marker
Inscription.  

En esta casa vivio el Maestro Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
homenaje en el sequicentenario de su nacimiento
1984

English translation:
In this house lived the teacher Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
Tribute on the 150th anniversary of his birth
1984
 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
 
Location. 19° 26.176′ N, 99° 8.425′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is on Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas just north of Calle de Tacuba, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The House of Hernán Martín (a few steps from this marker); Hospital de los Terceros Franciscanos (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palacio Postal (within shouting distance of this marker); Guglielmo Marconi (about 90 meters away, measured
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in a direct line); The Palace of Mines (about 90 meters away); Statue of Carlos IV of Spain (about 90 meters away); The Church of San Andrés (about 150 meters away); Location of Scenes from Spectre (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding Ignacio Manuel Altamirano. Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834–1893)
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (b. 13 November 1834; d. 13 February 1893), Mexican writer. Born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Altamirano learned Spanish and studied at the Instituto Literario de Toluca, a school for the education of indigenous scholars. Journalist, bureaucrat, statesman, and diplomat, Altamirano supported liberal causes in Mexico during the years of the Reform, the French Intervention, and thereafter. He founded the review El Renacimiento (The Renaissance), which lasted for one year (1869), in order to advocate and foment a national literary culture. His series of articles, Revistas literarias de México (Literary Reviews of Mexico [1868–1883]), constitutes the first serious attempt to produce a systematic history of Mexican literature since Independence.
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2018
2. Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Marker
The marker can be seen to the left along the building in this view.
In his criticism, he viewed the novel as the ideal genre for educating readers and establishing a national literary culture. His narrative production includes a collection of novellas, Cuentos de invierno (Winter Tales [1880]); and three novels, Clemencia (1869), La navidad en las montañas (Christmas in the Mountains [1871]), and El Zarco (written between 1886 and 1888, published posthumously in 1901). After years of public service as a teacher in Mexico and as a consul in Spain and France, Altamirano died in San Remo, Italy.
 
Dr. Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, from the frontispiece of his book <i>El Zarco</i> (1901) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2018
3. Dr. Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, from the frontispiece of his book El Zarco (1901)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on December 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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