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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

José de San Martín

 
 
José de San Martín Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
1. José de San Martín Marker
Inscription.  
Alcaldía del Distrito Nacional
Período 2015-2020
Davido Collado
Alcalde

José de San Martín
1778-1850
Militar y político rioplatense

English translation:
The Mayor of the National District
2015-2020
Davido Collado
Mayor

José de San Martín
1778-1850
Member of the military and politician from the River Plate

 
Erected 2015 by Alcaldía del Distrito Nacional, 2015-2020.
 
Location. 18° 28.576′ N, 69° 54.789′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is at the intersection of Expreso 27 de Febrero and Avenida Máximo Gómez, in the median on Expreso 27 de Febrero. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10205, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fabio Fiallo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pedro Henríquez Ureña (approx. half a kilometer away); Manuel de Jesús Galván (approx.
José de San Martín Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
2. José de San Martín Marker and Monument
half a kilometer away); Sabrina Román (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Myrna Guerrero (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Hugo Estrella Guzmán (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Gabriel García Márquez (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Manuel Maza, SJ (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding José de San Martín. José de San Martín y Matorras (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850) was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left his mother country at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain. In 1808, after taking part in the Peninsular War against France, San Martín contacted South American supporters of independence from Spain. In 1812, he set sail for Buenos Aires and offered his services to the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, present-day Argentina. After the Battle of San Lorenzo and time commanding the Army of the North during 1814, he organized a plan to defeat the Spanish forces
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
3. José de San Martín statue
that menaced the United Provinces from the north, using an alternative path to the Viceroyalty of Peru. This objective first involved the establishment of a new army, the Army of the Andes, in Cuyo Province, Argentina. From there, he led the Crossing of the Andes to Chile, and triumphed at the Battle of Chacabuco and the Battle of Maipú (1818), thus liberating Chile from Royalist rule. He then sailed to attack the Spanish stronghold of Lima, Peru. On 12 July 1821, after seizing partial control of Lima, San Martín was appointed Protector of Peru, and Peruvian independence was officially declared on 28 July. On 22 July 1822, after a closed-door meeting with fellow libertador Simón Bolívar at Guayaquil, Ecuador, Bolívar took over the task of fully liberating Peru. San Martín unexpectedly left the country and resigned the command of his army, excluding himself from politics and the military, and moved to France in 1824. The details of that July 22 meeting would be a subject of debate by later historians.

San Martín is regarded as a national hero of Argentina and Peru, and, together with Bolívar, one of the Liberators of Spanish South America. Adapted from Wikipedia
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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