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General Rigoberto Cabezas

 
 
General Rigoberto Cabezas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
1. General Rigoberto Cabezas Marker
Inscription.
Gral. Rigoberto Cabezas
Reincorporador de la Mosquitia
Año 1894
1860 · 1896
A los 101 años de la
Revolucion Liberal
P.L.C.

English translation:
General Rigoberto Cabezas
Reincorporated la Mosquitia region
1894
1860 · 1896
On the 101st anniversary of the
Liberal Revolution Liberal
P.L.C. (Constitutional Liberal Party)

 
Location. 11° 58.705′ N, 86° 5.841′ W. Marker is in Masaya, Masaya. Marker is on Calle de San Jerónimo, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and monument are located in a small park directly south of the San Jerónimo Catholic Church in Masaya.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gonzalo Rivas Novoa (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Masaya Boy´s School (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Here Were Shot Four Patriots (approx. half a kilometer away); Heroes of October 17, 1977 (approx. half a kilometer away); Carlos Ulloa A. (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); William Walker's Stables (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in Granada); Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954
An additional monument and marker to General Rigoberto Cabezas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
2. An additional monument and marker to General Rigoberto Cabezas
A Rigoberto Cabezas, Masaya, 1939
(approx. 26.4 kilometers away in Managua); The Presidential House of Nicaragua (approx. 26.4 kilometers away in Managua). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Masaya.
 
Regarding General Rigoberto Cabezas. Rigoberto Cabezas (Cartago, Costa Rica, August 4, 1860 - Masaya, Nicaragua, August 21, 1896) was a journalist, soldier and politician in Nicaragua. He is recognized as the founder of journalism in Nicaragua because on March 1, 1884, in the city of Granada, he founded the "Diario de Nicaragua", the first newspaper in the history of this Central American country.

He is honored as a National Hero of Nicaragua because while serving as the Inspector General of the Army in the Mosquitia Region during the government of José Santos Zelaya, he ordered the reinstatement of the Mosquitia (Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua) on February 12, 1894 as a part of Nicaragua. This disavowed the legitimacy of the Misquito King then serving British interests and enlarged the national territory of Nicaragua by more than 50,000 square kilometers. This bold move was finally formally recognized in 1905 through the Altamirano-Harrison Treaty.


Earlier in his career he fought with Zelaya for the Liberal cause against the Conservatives, finally, on July 25,
General Rigoberto Cabezas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
3. General Rigoberto Cabezas Marker
The San Jerónimo Catholic Church can be seen in the background, looking to the north.
1893 marching victoriously into Managua after the Battle of La Cuesta.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
Nearby San Jerónimo Catholic Church of Masaya image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
4. Nearby San Jerónimo Catholic Church of Masaya
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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