Cobán in Municipality of Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Procer y Martir de la Independencia de Centroamerica
15 de septiembre de 1973
Roldolfo Galeotti Torres, Escultor
Centenario Alta Verapaz
4 de mayo de 1877 – 4 de mayo de 1977
Abrir año 2077
Cortesia: Waldemar Hidalgo Ponce
Cobán, to her son,
Revolutionary and Martyr of Central American Independence
September 15, 1973
Roldolfo Galeotti Torres, Sculptor
100th Anniversary of Alta Verapaz
May 4, 1877 - May 4, 1977
Open this capsule in 2077
Courtesy: Waldemar Hidalgo Ponce
Location. 15° 28.214′ N, 90° 22.414′ W. Marker is in Cobán, Alta Verapaz, in Municipality of Cobán. Memorial is on 1a Calle just west of 1a Avenida, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cobán, Alta Verapaz 16001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oscar Majus K. Coronel Antonio José Irisarri (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Reconstruction of the Tactic Parish Church (approx. 17 kilometers away).
Regarding Manuel Tot. Manuel Tot was an indigenous revolutionary leader in Guatemala during the late 18th century. He was born in Cobán, Alta Verapaz on May 3, 1779. His full name was Manuel Jesús de la Cruz Tot. He died on July 11, 1815. His family was originally from Chinimlajom Village. From a young age he was an acolyte of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and later served the Spanish missionaries of that church. Thanks to his work, he traveled frequently to the Captaincy General of Guatemala. Normally, he carried messages from regional authorities. It is also believed that Manuel Tot arrived in the capital of Guatemala with the purpose of becoming a priest. But he did not like this and instead became a merchant, later he began to be a law student. During his life he was associated with the pioneers of independence Francisco Barrundia, Fray Tomás Ruiz, Fray Juan de la Concepción and the law student, Modesto Hernández. Then, he became a leader of the Q’eqchi’ in the so-called Conjuration of Bethlehem independence movement during 1813. The movement sought to end the dominance of the General
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