Colonia Villa Gustavo A. Madero in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
José María Morelos y Pavón Stopped to Pray Here
de los caudillos insurgentes,
El Generalisimo Don Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon,
al pasar por esta ciudad en la mañana del 22 de diciembre de 1815 rumbo a San Cristobal Ecatepec para ser sacrificado.
El Ayuntamiento Constitucional de Guadalupe Hidalgo dedica esta lapida a la memoria de tan eximio patriota hoy primer centenario de la consumación de la independencia de Mexico 27 de septiembre de 1921.
José María Morelos y Pavón
stopped to pray while passing the city on the morning of December 22, 1815 as he was taken to San Cristobal Ecatepec to be executed.
The Municipal Government of Guadalupe Hidalgo dedicates this marker to the memory of the great patriot today on the 100th anniversary of the consummation of Mexican independence.
September 27, 1921.
Erected 1921 by El Ayuntamiento Constitucional de Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is December 22, 1815.
Location. 19° 29.137′ N, 99° 6.91′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Villa Gustavo A. Madero. Marker can be reached from Calzada de Guadalupe close to Zumarraga. The marker is along the side of the Chapel of the Well at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It can only be seen from a distance as it and portions of the chapel are protected by railing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 07050, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapel of the Well (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parish of the Natives (within shouting distance of this marker); The Banner of Atotonilco and the Parish of the Natives (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Virgin of Guadalupe and Juan Diego (about 90 meters away); Tepeyac Chapel (about 120 meters away); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (about 180 meters away); The Pilgrim's Route (approx. The Pulque Customs House (approx. 4.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
Regarding José María Morelos y Pavón Stopped to Pray Here. José María Morelos y Pavón (September 30, 1765, Valladolid, now Morelia, Michoacán – December 22, 1815, San Cristóbal Ecatepec, México State) was a Catholic priest and revolutionary leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement, assuming its leadership after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811. He was captured by the Spanish royalist military, tried by the Inquisition, defrocked as a cleric, and executed by civil authorities for treason in 1815, as the marker mentions, nearby in the town of San Cristóbal Ecatepec.
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