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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo

 
 
Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo Marker
Inscription.  
Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo
Cronista de Indias, Alcaide de la Fortaleza de Santo Domingo desde 1533 hasta su muerte
Capitan y Procurador de esta ciudad y autor de La Historia General y Natural de las Indias, escrita en este recinto
Historiador, etnólogo, antropólogo y naturalista

English translation:
Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo
Chronicler of the Indies, Warden of the Fortress of Santo Domingo from 1533 until his death. He was both Captain and Procurator of this city and author of The General and Natural History of the Indies, written here at this site. Historian, ethnologist, anthropologist and naturalist.

 
Location. 18° 28.4′ N, 69° 52.928′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Las Damas and Calle Alfau, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and monument to Oviedo are on the grounds of the Fortress of Santo Domingo. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers.
Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo Marker and Statue
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fortress of Santo Domingo (within shouting distance of this marker); Calle de las Damas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bastidas House (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Dominican Society of the Bibliophiles’ House (within shouting distance of this marker); Diego Caballero House (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Lions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Academy of Sciences Building of the Dominican Republic (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of the Rectory (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Also see . . .  Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo at Wikipedia. "...The Historia, though written in a diffuse style, furnishes a mass of information collected first hand. Las Casas, the fellow contemporary chronicler of the Spanish colonization of the Caribbean, denounced Oviedo and his Historia thus: "one of the greatest tyrants, thieves, and destroyers of the Indies, whose Historia contains almost as many lies as pages". The incomplete Seville edition was widely read in the English and French versions published by Eden and Poleur, respectively, in 1555 and 1556. (Submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
3. Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo Marker and Statue
The Tower of Tribute (Torre de Homenaje) can be seen to the right at the Fortress of Santo Domingo.
A nearby marker on the November 2000 visit to the Fortress by the Spanish royalty. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
4. A nearby marker on the November 2000 visit to the Fortress by the Spanish royalty.
This marker is mounted to the inside of the fort's entry portal. It reads:
S.S. M.M. Los Reyes de España
Visitaron la Fortaleza Ozama e inauguraron la iluminación monumental de la ciudad colonial durante su visita de estado a la Republica Dominicana
Santo Domingo 16 de noviembre del año 2000
 
 
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