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San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Juan José Martínez

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2019
1. Juan José Martínez Marker
Inscription.  

Aquí nació Juan José Martínez
Pípila
Soc. Amigos de San Miguel Allende

Juan Jose de los Reyes Martinez
“El Pipila”
1782-1863
25 de julio de 1963

Homenaje a Juan Jose de los Reyes Martinez Amaro
“El Pipila”
La Juventud Sanmiguelense
a su heroismo
Escuela Preparatoria “El Pipila”
28 de Septiembre de 1991
San Miguel de Allende Gto.

English translation:
Here was born Juan José Martínez
Pípila
Society of the Friends of San Miguel Allende

Juan José de los Reyes Martínez
"El Pípila"
1782-1863
July 25, 1963

Tribute to Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro
“El Pipila”
The youth of San Miguel give this tribute to his heroism
“El Pipila” High School
September 28, 1991
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
 
Erected by Sociedad de Amigos de San Miguel Allende.
 
Location. 20° 54.733′ N,
The three Juan José Martínez Markers at his birthplace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2019
2. The three Juan José Martínez Markers at his birthplace
100° 44.435′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Memorial is at the intersection of Barranca and Montes de Oca, on the right when traveling north on Barranca. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Barranca, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomás Delgado Diosdado (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Barracks of the Queen's Dragoons (about 210 meters away); Site of the Primitive Post Office (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pedro Vargas (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint Francis Religious Ensemble (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint Francis de Sales College (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Remains of the Insurgents (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); House of Francisco Lanzagorta (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Also see . . .  El Pípila - Juan José Martínez. Pípila became famous for an act of heroism near the very beginning of the Mexican War of Independence, on 28 September 1810. The insurrection had begun in the nearby town of Dolores, led by Miguel Hidalgo, a criollo priest born in Pénjamo. He soon moved to the city of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, where the Spanish barricaded themselves–along with plenty of silver and other riches–in a grain warehouse known as the Alhóndiga de Granaditas.
Juan José Martínez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2019
3. Juan José Martínez Marker
The granary was a stone fortress with high stone walls, but its wooden door proved to be a shortcoming. With a long, flat stone tied to his back to protect him from the muskets of the Spanish troops, Pípila carried tar and a torch to the door of the Alhóndiga and set it on fire. The insurgents–who far outnumbered the Spanish in the warehouse–stormed inside and killed all the soldiers and the civil Spanish refugees.
(Submitted on October 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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