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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Andres Bello

1781 - 1865

 
 
Andres Bello Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
1. Andres Bello Marker
Inscription.
Poet, Jurist, Philologist
and Venezuelan Patriot
lived here
in 1810

 
Erected 1996 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 31.408′ N, 0° 8.28′ 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. Francisco de Miranda (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Francisco de Miranda (here, next to this marker); The First Birth Control Clinic (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Charles Eastlake (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 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  Andrés Bello (Wikipedia). "Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López (November 29, 1781 – October 15, 1865) was a Venezuelan humanist,
Andres Bello Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
2. Andres Bello Marker - Wide View
The Andres Bello plaque sits below that for Francisco de Miranda, and there is an additional marker for de Miranda to the right of these.

The English Heritage website notes that there are only 19 buildings in London which have more than one (official) Blue Plaque.

diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture....As First Officer of Venezuela's Foreign Secretariat after the coup on April 19, 1810, he was sent to London with Simón Bolívar and Luis Lopez Mendez serving as Diplomatic Representative to procure funds for the revolutionary effort until 1813. Bello landed at Portsmouth as an attache to Bolivar's mission in July 1810. Bello had an admittedly hard life throughout his stay in England, though he managed to further develop his ideas and took a particular interest in England's social changes from the industrial and agricultural revolution. In order to earn a living while in London, Bello taught Spanish and tutored Lord Hamilton's children. In London, he met Francisco de Miranda and became a frequent visitor of his library in Grafton Way, as well as of the British Museum. During his lengthy stay in England, he curbed his feelings of homesickness and became contemporaries with thinkers and intellectuals such as José María Blanco White, Bartólome José Gallardo, Vicente Rocafuerte to name a few. He stayed in London for nineteen years acting as a secretary to legations and diplomatic affairs for Chile and Colombia. In his free time he was involved in study, teaching and journalism." (Submitted on April 20, 2018.)
Andres Bello Marker - Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
3. Andres Bello Marker - Wider View
 
 
Additional keywords. Fitzrovia
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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