San Juan in San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt
Birthplace of Don Ramón Power y Giralt
In this house in 1775 was born Don Ramón Power y Giralt, deputy for Puerto Rico and First Vice President of the Cortes in Cádiz (1810-1813) where he made important social, political and economic reforms defending the rights of his homeland, and of America’s. He died in Cadiz in 1813.
Erected 1963 by the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture.
Location. 18° 27.847′ N, 66° 6.992′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Municipality. Marker is on Calle Tetuan east of Calle San José, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. It is in Old San Juan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 Calle Tetuan, San Juan PR 00901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco de Miranda (within shouting distance of this marker); Noel Estrada (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending San Juan 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 Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt. He was born in 1776 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and died in 1813 in Cádiz, Spain.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for Ramón Power. “Captain Ramón Power y Giralt ... was ... among the first native-born Puerto Ricans to refer to himself as a ‘Puerto Rican’ and to fight for the equal representation of Puerto Rico in the Cortes, the parliamentary government of Spain.”
“The highlight of his legislative career was the Ley Power (‘the Power Act’), which designated five ports for free commerce—Fajardo, Mayagüez, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo and Ponce, established the reduction of most tariffs and eliminated the flour monopoly, in addition to establishing other economic reforms with the goal of developing a more efficient economy.” (Submitted on June 11, 2014.)
2. Removal of Ramón Power's Remains from Cádiz, Spain, 28 February 2013. They were taken by tall ship to Puerto Rico. This article in Spanish has twelve photographs of the procession in Cádiz. (Submitted on June 11, 2014.)
3. Arrival of the Remains of Ramón Power in San Juan 6 April 2013. This article in Spanish has photographs of Spanish vessel and the arrival ceremony and procession. (Submitted on June 11, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.