City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
General Pasquale Paoli
for the freedom
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. Dame Katharine Furse G.B.E. (within shouting 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); Grosvenor Chapel (about 180 meters away); John Gilbert Winant (about 180 meters 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 . . .
Pasquale Paoli (Encylopedia Britannica). "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 (Submitted on November 10, 2017.)
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