San Juan in San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
Francisco de Miranda
Escudo arriba de la placa:
10 de Abril de 1810 — 20 de Febrero de 1859 — Independencia — Federación — República de Venezuela.
Forerunner of Latin American independence. General in Chief of the Northern Army in the French Revolution. He fought for the independence of the United States of North America. He was imprisoned in this city for his liberal ideals.
Coat of arms above the marker:
April 10, 1810 — February 20, 1859 — Independence — Federation — Republic of Venezuela.
Erected by the Republic of Venezuela.
Location. 18° 27.828′ N, 66° 7.012′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Tetuan and Calle San José on Calle Tetuan. Touch for map. It is in a small park at the foot of San José Street in old San Juan. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (within shouting distance of this marker); Noel Estrada (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Defense of San Juan (approx. 0.4 miles away); What About Water? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firepower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Flags (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Heart of San Cristobal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan.
Regarding Francisco de Miranda. Daniel Florence O’Leary, aide-de-camp to Simón Bolívar, said of Miranda’s death: “Miranda was a man of the eighteenth century whose genius lay in raising the consciousness and confidence of his fellow Americans. Although he prided himself on being a soldier, his greatest battles were fought with his pen.” —source: Wikipedia Entry
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza ... was a Venezuelan 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 a vast portion of South America. Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life. An idealist, (Submitted on June 6, 2014.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.