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General Pasquale Paoli

1725-1807

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. General Pasquale Paoli Marker
Inscription.
Who fought tirelessly
for the freedom
of Corsica

lived in a building
on this site

'Babbu di a Patria'

 
Erected by City of Westminster.
 
Location. 51° 30.443′ N, 0° 9.057′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on South Audley Street 0 kilometers south of Deanery Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 South Audley Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 1JJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Richard Westmacott (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles X (about 90 meters away); J. Arthur Rank (about 120 meters away); Lord Ashfield (about 150 meters away); Constance Spry (about 150 meters away); The Audley (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Farm Street Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); George Seferis (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. In Corsican, "Babbu di a Patria" means "Father of his Country".
 
Also see . . .
1. Pasquale Paoli (Encylopedia Britannica)
General Pasquale Paoli Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. General Pasquale Paoli Marker - Wide View
. "Pasquale Paoli, (born April 26, 1725, Stretta di Morosaglia, Corsica—died Feb. 5, 1807, London), Corsican statesman and patriot who was responsible for ending Genoese rule of Corsica and for establishing enlightened rule and reforms." (Submitted on November 10, 2017.) 

2. Pasquale Paoli (Wikipedia). "Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli FRS (French: Pascal Paoli; 6 April 1725 – 5 February 1807) was a Corsican patriot and leader, the president of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica. Paoli designed and wrote the Constitution of the state....The Corsican Republic was a representative democracy asserting that the elected Diet of Corsican representatives had no master. Paoli held his office by election and not by appointment. It made him commander-in-chief of the armed forces as well as chief magistrate. Paoli's government claimed the same jurisdiction as the Republic of Genoa. In terms of de facto exercise of power, the Genoese held the coastal cities, which they could defend from their citadels, but the Corsican republic controlled the rest of the island from Corte, its capital....Following the French conquest of Corsica in 1768, Paoli oversaw the Corsican resistance. Following the defeat of Corsican forces at the Battle of Ponte Novu he was forced into exile in Britain
<i>Pascal Paoli, general of the Corsicans, born 6th April 1725, elected 15th July 1753</i> image. Click for full size.
John Raphael Smith (image courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1769
3. Pascal Paoli, general of the Corsicans, born 6th April 1725, elected 15th July 1753
where he was a celebrated figure. He returned after the French Revolution which he was initially supportive of. He later broke with the revolutionaries and helped to create the Anglo-Corsican Kingdom which lasted between 1794 and 1796. After the island was re-occupied by France he again went into exile in Britain where he died in 1807." (Submitted on November 10, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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