Santa Tecla, La Libertad, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
Dr. Manuel Gallardo
Charácter de acero
y corazón de oro
y modelo de patriotas
character of steel
and heart of gold
a perfect gentleman
and a model patriot
Location. 13° 40.453′ N, 89° 17.285′ W. Marker is in Santa Tecla, La Libertad. Touch for map. This marker and monument can be see at the northeast corner of the Daniel Hernandez Park in Santa Tecla.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kiosk of Daniel Hernandez Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to Santa Tecla (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Madre Clara Maria de Jesus Quiros (about 150 meters away); Santa Tecla Culture and Arts Center (about 210 meters away); One Hundred Years Since the Founding of Santa Tecla (approx. Adalberto Guirola Children’s Home (approx. half a kilometer away); El Cafetalón (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument to the Victims of Las Colinas Landslide (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Tecla.
Regarding Dr. Manuel Gallardo. Dr. Manuel Gallardo was born in Suchitoto, El Salvador on May 6, 1826 and died on June 26, 1913. His university studies were conducted in Guatemala where he earned his bachelor's degree in medicine at the University San Carlos, in July 1859. He earned his Doctor of Medicine, at the University of Paris. He served three times as mayor of Santa Tecla, the first time in 1864, the second in 1880 and third in 1900. He was governor of the department of La Libertad, and President of the Legislative Assembly. Moreover, he founded the Santa Cecilia School, which would later become the first Salesian school in Central America. It also has the distinction of being the first in El Salvador in practice a cataract operation. Dr. Manuel Gallardo was Rector of the University of El Salvador between 1859 and 1861, appointed by Gerardo Barrios. His work focused on expanding the physical facilities; creating new careers, bringing teachers from Europe, and establishing the university library.
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