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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Friar Bartolomé de las Casas

 
 
Friar Bartolomé de las Casas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
1. Friar Bartolomé de las Casas Marker
Inscription.  
Fray Bartolomé de las Casas
(1471-1567)
Escritor y sacerdote español. Vivió en Santo Domingo de 1502 a 1513. Se destacó como defensor de los aborígenes frente a los excesos de los encomendadores.

English translation:
Friar Bartolomé de las Casas
(1471-1567)
Writer and Spanish priest. He lived in Santo Domingo from 1502 to 1513. He distinguished himself as a defender of the rights of the indigenous people facing the excesses of the encomendadores.
 
Erected by Ministerio de Cultura.
 
Location. 18° 28.355′ N, 69° 54.488′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Avenida Pedro Henríquez Ureña just east of Calle Benito Juárez, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is currently inside of the Museo del Hombre, on the left of the steps leading up to the second floor. It was previously mounted to the statue of De las Casas directly north of the Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10205, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers.
Friar Bartolomé de las Casas statue and previous marker location image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
2. Friar Bartolomé de las Casas statue and previous marker location
The marker was previously mounted on the base of this statue of Bartolomé de las Casas.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sebastián Lemba (a few steps from this marker); Enriquillo (a few steps from this marker); Juan Pablo Duarte (a few steps from this marker); Black Jack (a few steps from this marker); Carlos Andújar (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael González Tirado (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugo Estrella Guzmán (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pedro Conde Sturla (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Also see . . .  Bartolomé de las Casas. Bartolomé de Las Casas, (born 1474 or 1484, Sevilla?, Spain—died July 1566, Madrid), early Spanish historian and Dominican missionary who was the first to expose the oppression of indigenous peoples by Europeans in the Americas and to call for the abolition of slavery there. His several works include Historia de las Indias (first printed in 1875). A prolific writer and in his later years an influential figure of the Spanish court, Las Casas nonetheless failed to stay the progressive enslavement of the indigenous peoples of Latin America. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Friar Bartolomé de las Casas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
3. Friar Bartolomé de las Casas Marker
Four markers are seen here to the left of the stairs to the second level of the Museum of the Dominican People. All four of these markers were previously displayed outside of the museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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