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Granada, Nicaragua
 

Garibaldi in Granada

 
 
Garibaldi in Granada Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 4, 2019
1. Garibaldi in Granada Marker
Inscription.  

Aqui en 1851 vivio Guiseppe Garibaldi
Heroe de dos mundos y forjador de la unidad italiana
Instituto Nicaraguense de Turismo

English translation:
Here in 1851 lived Guiseppe Garibaldi
Hero of the Two Worlds and creator of Italian unity
Nicaraguan Tourism Institute
 
Erected by Instituto Nicaraguense de Turismo.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 11° 55.783′ N, 85° 57.167′ W. Marker is in Granada. Marker is on Avenida la Sirena just north of Calle El Caimito, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Granada 43000, Nicaragua. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. María Romero Meneses (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Father Rafael Villavicencio (about 90 meters away); La Gran Francia (about 90 meters away); William Walker's Stables (about 120 meters away); Tribute to Nicaraguan Independence Leaders
Garibaldi in Granada Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 4, 2019
2. Garibaldi in Granada Marker
After his defeat in the First Italian War for Independence, Garibaldi lived here while accompanying a friend attempting to start businesses in the area. Granada at the time was experiencing an economic boom as part of the shortcut across Nicaragua to San Francisco and the California Gold Rush of the 1840s-1850s.
(about 150 meters away); Casa de los Leones (about 180 meters away); Rubén Darío in Granada (about 210 meters away); Carlos Ulloa A. (approx. 16.4 kilometers away in Masaya). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granada.
 
Also see . . .  Giuiseppe Garibaldi. Giuseppe Garibaldi (4 July 1807 – 2 June 1882) was an Italian general and nationalist. A republican, he contributed to the Italian unification and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered one of the greatest generals of modern times. Garibaldi is also known as the "Hero of the Two Worlds" because of his military enterprises in Brazil, Uruguay, and Europe. He commanded and fought in many military campaigns that led eventually to the Italian unification. Garibaldi was very popular in Italy and abroad, aided by exceptional international media coverage at the time. Many great intellectuals of the time, such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and George Sand, showered him with admiration. The United Kingdom and the United States helped him a great deal, offering him financial and military support in difficult circumstances. In the popular telling of his story, he is associated with the red shirts that his
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volunteers, the Garibaldini, wore in lieu of a uniform. (Submitted on May 4, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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