San Juan Antiguo in Municipio de San Juan, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
Francisco de Miranda
Escudo arriba de la placa:
10 de Abril de 1810 — 20 de Febrero de 1859 — Independencia — Federación — República de Venezuela.
Forerunner of Latin American independence. General in Chief of the Northern Army in the French Revolution. He fought for the independence of the United States of North America. He was imprisoned in this city for his liberal ideals.
Coat of arms above the marker:
April 10, 1810 — February 20, 1859 — Independence — Federation — Republic of Venezuela.
Erected by the Republic of Venezuela.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
Location. 18° 27.828′ N, 66° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (within shouting distance of this marker); Piña Colada Made Famous (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noel Estrada (approx. 0.2 miles away); José Julián Acosta Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Escuela José Julián Acosta (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defending San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic San Juan / San Juan Historico (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Defense of San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Antiguo.
Regarding Francisco de Miranda. Daniel Florence O’Leary, aide-de-camp to Simón Bolívar, said of Miranda’s death: “Miranda was a man of the eighteenth century whose genius lay in raising the consciousness and confidence of his fellow Americans. Although he prided himself on being a soldier, his greatest battles were fought with his pen.” —source: Wikipedia Entry
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza ... was (Submitted on June 6, 2014.)
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