San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Captain Juan Aldama y González
Juan Aldama y González
03 enero 1774 26 junio 1811
San Miguel de Allende, Gto. A 03 de enero del 2011.
Juan Aldama y González
January 3, 1774 – June 26, 1811
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, January 3, 2011.
Erected 2011 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Guanajuato.
Location. 20° 54.937′ N, 100° 44.908′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is on Calle San Rafael just west of Calle San Antonio Abad, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Heroes' Bridge (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of the Most Pure Conception (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Remains of the Insurgents (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Francisco I. Madero Fountain (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carmen Masip Echazarreta Allende Fountain (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); General Pablo Yáñez (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Armory of the Insurgents (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
Regarding Captain Juan Aldama y González. Juan Aldama (b. January 3, 1774 in San Miguel el Grande, Guanajuato – d. June 26, 1811 in Chihuahua) was a Mexican revolutionary rebel soldier during the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. He was also the brother of Ignacio Aldama. At the beginning of the War of Independence, Aldama was a captain of the cavalry regiment of the Spanish Queen's militia. He attended the conspiratorial meetings for independence in Querétaro, organized by Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, despite having to travel from San Miguel el Grande (now San Miguel de Allende) in neighboring Guanajuato. Aldama was in San Miguel when he heard news that the conspiracy had been betrayed by a supporter who informed the Spanish colonial authorities. He traveled to Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo) to inform Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Ignacio Allende. He witnessed the Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") on
Aldama was later captured by the Spanish colonial authorities in 1811. He was court-martialed for insubordination towards the Spanish Crown and executed for treason, by firing squad on June 26, 1811, together with Allende and other members of the rebel army, including Mariano Jiménez and Manuel Santa María.
Aldama's body was decapitated and his head taken to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas in Guanajuato where it was shown to the public inside a cage hung from one corner of the building. In 1824, his remains were moved to an altar in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City. Finally, in 1925, his remains were moved one last time to the mausoleum in the Independence Column in Mexico City (The Angel of Independence). Adapted from Wikipedia
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.