Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
Alexander von Humboldt
en el marco del Bicentenario de la Independencia de la República Mexicana
Barón Alexander von Humboldt
Físico e Investigador
Benémerito de la Patria
por decreto del Presidente
Lic. Benito Juarez Garcia
H. Veracruz, Ver. 17 septiembre 2010
as part of the Bicentennial of the Independence of the Mexican Republic
To Baron Alexander von Humboldt
Physicist and Investigator
Most Worthy of the Nation
By Presidential Decree of
Lic. Benito Juárez García
Veracruz, Veracruz, September 17, 2010
Location. 19° 12.119′ N, 96° 7.903′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is at the intersection of Comodoro Manuela Azueta and Calle Mariano Arista, on the right when traveling north on Comodoro Manuela Azueta. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to the Heroes of 1914 (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions The Mexican Naval Academy (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Lieutenant José Azueta (approx. half a kilometer away); The Veracruz City Museum (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Major General Álvaro Obregón (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); 100th Anniversary of Firefighting in Veracruz (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Portal de Miranda Building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
Regarding Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt arrived in Mexico at Acapulco on March 22, 1803. After traveling through New Spain for almost a year, he stayed in Veracruz from February 18 to March 7, 1804, where he left for Havana, Cuba.
His birth year is 1769, not 1787 as shown on the marker (otherwise he would have been 16 when he made his trip to Mexico!).
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.