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José Cecilio del Valle

 
 
José Cecilio del Valle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. José Cecilio del Valle Marker
This photo of the bust and monument wall show that the first part of the inscription has been removed, probably stolen.
Inscription.  

El imperio del talento sobre la ignorancia
El poder del espíritu sobre la materia
Es el que triunfa sobre la tierra
José Cecilio del Valle
1780-1834

Asociación de Damas Hondureñas en Guatemala
periodo 1979-1980
Municipalidad de Guatemala
De Honduras al pueblo de Guatemala julio 1980

English translation:
That talent reign over ignorance
and the power of the spirit over matter,
that will be a triumph across the earth
José Cecilio del Valle
1780-1834

The Association of Honduran Ladies in Guatemala, 1979-1980
The Municipality of Guatemala
From Honduras to the people of Guatemala
July 1980
 
Erected 1980 by La Asociación de Damas Hondureñas en Guatemala.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US.
 
Location. Marker is unreadable. 14° 35.255′ N, 90° 31.213′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala
The additional dedicatory marker for the José Cecilio del Valle Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. The additional dedicatory marker for the José Cecilio del Valle Monument
, in Municipality of Guatemala. Memorial is at the intersection of Avenida Las Américas and 9a Calle, in the median on Avenida Las Américas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01014, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. General Francisco de Paula Santander (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); General José de San Martín (about 210 meters away); Benito Juárez (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (approx. half a kilometer away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Carlos Merida (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Bernal Diaz de Castillo (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding José Cecilio del Valle. José Cecilio del Valle was born in Choluteca, Honduras. He was known as “del Valle the Wise” for his cultivated intellect and erudition. During the Spanish Colonial period he published a newspaper called “El Amigo de la Patria” (The Friend of the Nation). He was one of the Central American heroes and the Central American Act of Independence is written in his own hand. The original is protected in the General Archives of Central America here in Guatemala City. This square was erected to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of the hero José Cecilio del Valle. The bronze bust
José Cecilio del Valle Bust image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
3. José Cecilio del Valle Bust
is signed by the sculptor A. Enriquez (1980). From, “Paseos y Monumentos de la Reforma y Las Américas” by Carlos Mauricio Morán A.
 
José Cecilio del Valle Monument image. Click for full size.
circa 1980
4. José Cecilio del Valle Monument
This photo of the monument, taken from, “Paseos y Monumentos de la Reforma y Las Américas” by Carlos Mauricio Morán A., shows the area around the time of its construction in 1980.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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