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Dajabón in Municipality of Dajabón, Dominican Republic
 

Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez

 
 
Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
1. Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez Marker
The marker text is repeated on the opposite sides of the monument.
Inscription.

Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez
Dios, Patria y Libertad

“Sed justos lo primero, si queréis ser Felices.

Por desesperada que sea la causa de mi Patria, sera la causa el honor y siempre estaré dispuesto a honrrar su enseña con mi sangre.

English translation:
Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez
God, Country and Liberty

“First, be just, if you want to be happy.”

“Even though the cause of my nation is the most desperate, it is an honorable cause and I will always be ready to honor it with my blood.”

 
Location. 19° 32.893′ N, 71° 42.515′ W. Marker is in Dajabón, Dajabón, in Municipality of Dajabón. Marker is on Avenida Duarte just east of Calle 27 de Febrero, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is on the south side of a large city park in Dajabón, just across from the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario). Marker is in this post office area: Dajabón 63000, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Haitian Massacre of 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Beller
Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
2. Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez Marker
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez.
Juan Pablo Duarte Díez (January 26, 1813 – July 15, 1876) is one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. He, along with Francisco del Rosario Sánchez and Matías Ramón Mella, is considered to be the inspiration and leader of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844. He would help create the political organization La Trinitaria to fight against the Haitian occupation, achieve independence, and create a self-sufficient nation. Duarte helped inspire and finance the Dominican War of Independence, paying a heavy toll which would eventually ruin him financially. His liberal views made him a controversial figure among conservative and powerful Dominicans of the time, and he was exiled on numerous occasions after the founding of the new nation. Ultimately, Duarte would spend many years away from the nation he helped shape and would die in exile.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez monument bust image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 6, 2018
3. Juan Pablo Duarte y Diez monument bust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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