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Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Michael Kovats de Fabricy

 
 
Michael Kovats de Fabricy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
1. Michael Kovats de Fabricy Marker
Inscription.  
“Fidelissimus Ad Mortem”
Colonel Commandant
Michael Kovats de Fabricy
A Hungarian American Hero, who gave his life for Freedom in the Battle of Charleston in 1779

Sculptor
Paul Takacs
Executed in Bronze by Attila Dienes
Erected by the Michael Kovats Memorial Committee
and the Embassy of Hungary, 2003

 
Erected 2003 by The Michael Kovats Memorial Committee and The Embassy of Hungary.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 56.387′ N, 77° 3.211′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Memorial is on Spring of Freedom Street Northwest west of Shoemaker Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950 Linnean Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peirce Still House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peirce Mill (about 300 feet away); Springhouse (about
Michael Kovats de Fabricy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
2. Michael Kovats de Fabricy Marker
400 feet away); The Peirce Family Estate (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Peirce Mill (about 500 feet away); Machine in a Stone Box (about 600 feet away); Orchards, Fields, Gardens, Pastures (about 600 feet away); Pierce Plantation (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
More about this marker. “Fidelissimus Ad Mortem”, Faithful to Death are the final words of Kovats 1777 letter to Benjamin Franklin which began “Golden freedom cannot be purchased with yellow gold…”
 
Also see . . .  Colonel Commandant Michael Kovats de Fabricy of the Pulaski Legion:. A Founding Father of the United States Cavalry, American Hungarian Federation. (Submitted on December 7, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Michael Kovats de Fabricy Statue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
3. Michael Kovats de Fabricy Statue
Kovats Statue by Paul Takacs and Attila Dienes
Michael Kovats de Fabricy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
4. Michael Kovats de Fabricy
The Horse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
5. The Horse
The Flag image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
6. The Flag
Fabriczi Kováts Mihály (1724–1779) image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
7. Fabriczi Kováts Mihály (1724–1779)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 7, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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