San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
House of Ignacio Aldama
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The hero Ignacio Aldama
lived in this house.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 20° 54.872′ N, 100° 44.58′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of San Miguel de Allende. Marker is on Calle San Francisco just east of Calle Relox, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle San Francisco 4, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Here Independence was Planned (within shouting distance of this marker); Allende's Independence Meetings (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Francisco Lanzagorta (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Primitive Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Francis de Sales CollegeFirst Independent Municipality of Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Main Garden (about 90 meters away); Saint Francis Religious Ensemble (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
Regarding House of Ignacio Aldama. Ignacio Aldama (b. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, May 7, 1769 - d. Monclova, Coahuila and Texas, June 20, 1811) was a lawyer and insurgent who participated in the War of Independence of Mexico. He was the brother of fellow insurgent Juan Aldama. After the announcement of the beginning of the independence movement by Miguel Hidalgo, he was appointed military chief of San Miguel. He stayed here until October 1810. Knowing that the Spanish Royalists under Felix Maria Calleja's troops were arriving to the town, he left with his family to be with the insurgent troops shortly before the Battle of Aculco. He accompanied Ignacio Allende in Guanajuato and Guadalajara. He was appointed ambassador to the United States for the insurgency and was entrusted with the task of getting weapons from the US. He managed to reach Béjar (present day San Antonio, Texas)
Although the marker shows the dates 1810 to 1910, obviously Aldama did not live here during that entire time period. The dates mark the beginning of the Mexican independence movement in 1810 and its 100th anniversary in 1910, which was widely celebrated throughout Mexico, although it also marked the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4. submitted on March 29, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.