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Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Juan José Rodil and Companions

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
1. Juan José Rodil and Companions Marker
Inscription.  

Juan Jose Rodil y Compañeros
Martires de la libertad sacrificados en el frente del Templo del Calvaro el 5 de octubre de 1915

English translation:
Juan José Rodil and Companions
Martyrs for liberty, assassinated in front of the Temple of the Calvary on October 5, 1915.
 
Erected 1915.
 
Location. 14° 33.368′ N, 90° 44.536′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from Calle San Bartolomé Becerra just north of Calle San Lázaro, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the right a few meters west of the entrance to the San Lázaro General Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Hermógenes López Coarchita (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael Landívar
Juan José Rodil and Companions Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
2. Juan José Rodil and Companions Marker
The marker is on the south side of this Cabrera-Rodil Family tomb, near the entrance to the San Lázaro Cemetery in Antigua Guatemala.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Rafael Landívar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Tribute to Ana Guerra de Jesus (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); House of Bernal Díaz del Castillo (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); House of Bartolomé Azmitia Frener (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Juan José Rodil and Companions. Juan José Rodil and companions attempted to organize an invasion of revolutionaries from Mexico in order to overthrow the dictator Estrada Cabrera. Unfortunately the invasion was a failure, with Rodil captured near the village of Hoja Blanca. Rodil and companions were jailed and tried in nearby Huehuetenango. They were shot for treason on October 5, 1915 in front of the Temple of the Calvary in the same city. Some reports mention that they were buried at Cerrito del Máiz near the temple, but it appears that at some time their remains were transferred here to Antigua Guatemala. Translated and adapted from http://resistenciaysumision.blogspot.com/2012/07/hechos-historicos-los-revolucionarios.html
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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