“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Francisco de Miranda

1750 - 1816

Francisco de Miranda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
1. Francisco de Miranda Marker

Lived in this house between 1803
And 1810. Born In Caracas, Venezuela,
he was whe forerunner of the
independence of the republics
of Latin America. Here he met
in 1810 The Liberator
Simon Bolivar.

Vivio en esta casa entre 1803 y
1810. Nacio en Caracas, Venezuela,
y fue el precursor de la independencia
de las republicas de America Latina.
Fue aqui donde se encontro
en 1810 con El Libertador
Simon Bolivar.

Erected 1942 by British Council.
Location. 51° 31.411′ N, 0° 8.279′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Grafton Way just west of Tottenham Court Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Grafton Way, London Borough of Camden, England W1T 5DL, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Francisco de Miranda (here, next to this marker); Andres Bello (here, next to this marker); The First Birth Control Clinic (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Charles Eastlake
Francisco de Miranda Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
2. Francisco de Miranda Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here between the two windows. To the marker's left are two additional Blue Plaques (entered separately), one for Andres Bello and an additional one for Francisco de Miranda. To the right of this marker is the Venezuelan Embassy.
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); A.W. Hofmann (about 120 meters away); Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. (about 150 meters away); Roger Fry (about 180 meters away); Virginia Woolf (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
Also see . . .
1. Francisco de Miranda (Wikipedia). "Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza (March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816), commonly known as Francisco de Miranda, was a Venezuelan military leader and revolutionary. Although his own plans for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, he is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bolívar, who during the Spanish American wars of independence successfully liberated much of South America. He was known as "The First Universal Venezuelan" and "The Great Universal American"....Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life in the general political and intellectual climate that emerged from the Age of Enlightenment that influenced all of the Atlantic Revolutions. He participated in three major historical and political movements of his time: the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Spanish American wars of independence. He described his experiences over this time in his journal, which reached to 63 bound volumes. An idealist, he developed a visionary plan to liberate and unify all of Spanish America, but his own military initiatives on behalf of an independent Spanish America ended in 1812. He was handed over to his enemies and four years later, died in a Spanish prison." (Submitted on April 19, 2018.) 

2. Casa de Francisco de Miranda en Londres abre sus puertas como museo (YouTube, 10 min., in Spanish). (Submitted on April 19, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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