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Francisco De Miranda

 
 
Francisco De Miranda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Francisco De Miranda Marker
Inscription.
1977
Lorenzo Gonzalez

Even on a windless day the cape swirls around this hero of three revolutionary wars. As a young man, Francisco de Miranda (1750-1816) commanded Spanish forces in support of the American Revolution. Later the native Venezuelan led troops in the French Revolution. He is especially famous, though, for his efforts to free Latin America from Spain. Briefly he led an independent Venezuela until Spain counterattacked. He died in a Spanish prison.

The Venezuelan government commissioned this bronze sculpture as a gift to the City of Philadelphia.

 
Location. 39° 57.533′ N, 75° 10.367′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Winter Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Grand Cultural Boulevard (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Franklin National Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
Francisco De Miranda image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
2. Francisco De Miranda
(about 300 feet away); Aero Memorial Pillar (about 400 feet away); Aero Memorial (about 400 feet away); 1914-1918 Tribute Trees (about 500 feet away); Central Library (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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