Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Juan Pablo Duarte
Location. 18° 28.299′ N, 69° 53.124′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Padre Billini just from Calle Duarte, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino (within shouting distance of this marker); House and Museum El Beaterio (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Archbishop's Palace (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cristóbal de Llerena (about 120 meters away); Francisco X. Billini (about 150 meters away); Luisa Ozema Pellerano de Henríquez Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (about 150 meters away); Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
Regarding Juan Pablo Duarte. Juan Pablo Duarte Díez (January 26, 1813 – July 15, 1876) is one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. He, along with Francisco del Rosario Sánchez and Matías Ramón Mella, is considered to be the inspiration and leader of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844. He would help create the political organization La Trinitaria to fight against the Haitian occupation, achieve independence, and create a self-sufficient nation. Duarte helped inspire and finance the Dominican War of Independence, paying a heavy toll which would eventually ruin him financially. His liberal views made him a controversial figure among conservative and powerful Dominicans of the time, and he was exiled on numerous occasions after the founding of the new nation. Ultimately, Duarte would spend many years away from the nation he helped shape and would die in exile.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.