Colonia San Rafael, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Nació en la ciudad de México, Poeta y Político liberal, anticlerical y populista, fue un personaje importante de la política de nuestro país, en la que participó activamente, fue Ministro de Hacienda y colaboró en la elaboración de las "Leyes de Reforma", es famoso por su frase:
"Los Valientes no asesinan"
Dicha en defensa del presidente Benito Juárez, ante la inminente amenaza de ser asesinado en su presencia, por sus propios oficiales, cumpliendo las órdenes del conservador Filemón Bravo en Guadalajara.
Su obra poética es vasta, en sus poemas "Los san Lunes de Fidel" y "Musa Callejera" recrea en cuadros costumbristas la vida popular de nuestra ciudad en aquella época.
Born in Mexico City, he was both poet and a Liberal politician with anticlerical and populist views. He was an important character in our country's politics, in which he participated actively. As Minister of Finance he collaborated in the preparation of the Reform Laws and is famous for the phrase:
This was said in defense of President Benito Juarez, before the imminent threat of his being assassinated by his own officers complying with the orders of the Conservative Filemón Bravo in Guadalajara.
His poetic work is vast. In his poems "Los San Lunes de Fidel" and "Musa Callejera" he recreates the popular life of our city at that time.
Erected by Comités Ciudadanos, Red Azteca.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 19° 26.272′ N, 99° 9.582′ W. Marker is in Colonia San Rafael, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle Guillermo Prieto just west of Serapio Rendón, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia San Rafael, Ciudad de México 06470, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Guillermo Prieto (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); José Rosas Moreno (about 240 meters away); Valentín Gómez Farías (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); 400th Anniversary of the Virgin at Tepeyac (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Tragedy at the Lobohombo Disco (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Anti-reelection Convention of April 1910 (approx. half a kilometer away); The Labour Laws / Oliverio Martínez (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia San Rafael.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.