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Faubourg-Montmartre in Paris in Département de Paris, Île-de-France, France — Western Europe
 

Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances

 
 
Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2022
1. Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances Marker
Inscription.  
Ici pendant vingt ans,
exile pour ses idees,
vecu et exerce la medecine
un ami sincere de la France
le Dr. Ramon Emeterio
Betances
(1827-1898)
Abolitionniste passionne,
propagandiste de la liberte
et de l'union des Antilles,
Pere de la Patrie
Portoricaine

(English translation:)

Exiled for his views, here for twenty years lived and practiced medicine Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances (1827-1898), a passionate abolitionist, propagandist for liberty and the union of the Antilles, father of the Puerto Rican nation, and a sincere friend of France.
 
Erected 1998 by L’Institut d’Etudes Caraibes de l’Université de Porto Rico, Centre d’Histoire des Antilles Hispaniques de l’Université de Paris.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights.
 
Location. 48° 52.556′ N, 2° 20.491′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France, in Département de Paris. It is in Faubourg-Montmartre. Marker is on Rue de
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Châteaudun, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Bis Rue de Châteaudun, Paris, Île-de-France 75009, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José Rizal (within shouting distance of this marker); Synagogue de la rue Buffault (within shouting distance of this marker); École Publique Buffault Deported Jewish Students Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); École Publique Buffault Deported Jewish Students Memorial II (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cour Cadet (about 150 meters away); Accès Guimard (about 180 meters away); Notre-Dame de Lorette (about 210 meters away); Danilo Romero (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  Ramón Emeterio Betances (Library of Congress).
Excerpt: Born on 8 April 1827 to a wealthy landowner, Betances received his medical degree from the University of Paris in 1855. Upon his return to Mayagüez, he founded a hospital and worked to save Puerto Ricans from the ravages of a cholera epidemic. That year he and others founded a clandestine society dedicated to the liberation of the slaves. The Spanish colonial government exiled him for these activities several times. In 1867, he fled to the present-day Dominican Republic where he founded
Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2022
2. Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here just to the left of the door.
the Revolutionary Committee of Puerto Rico. The following year he organized an armed expedition that led to the abortive insurrection of September 23, known as the Grito de Lares.… He returned to France where he served as delegate to the Cuban Revolutionary Junta, Secretary of the Dominican Legation, and founded the Society of Latin American Union. Although he spent his remaining years away from his homeland, he viewed the abolition of slavery there on March 22, 1873 with great satisfaction. For his contributions to literature, the French government awarded him its Legion of Honor. Betances died on 16 September 1898. His remains returned to Puerto Rico in 1920 where they were buried in his birthplace.
(Submitted on January 5, 2023.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2023, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 176 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2023, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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