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Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Admiral Miguel Grau

 
 
Admiral Miguel Grau Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2016
1. Admiral Miguel Grau Marker
Inscription.
Gran Almirante de Peru
Miguel Grau
1834-1879
La República del Perú
al Caballero de los Mares

Inaugurado por el Presidente del Consejo de Ministros Salomón Lerner Ghitis
y el Embajador del Perú en los Estados Unidos de América
Harold Forsyth Mejía
siendo Presidente Constitucional de la República
Ollanta Humala Tasso
Washington DC, 24 de octubre de 2011

English translation:
Grand Admiral of Peru
Miguel Grau
1834-1879
The Republic of Perú
to the "Gentleman of the Seas"

Inaugurated by the President of the Council of Ministers
Salomón Lerner Ghitis
and the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States of America
Harold Forsyth Mejía
during the Presidency of
Ollanta Humala Tasso
Washington DC, October 24, 2011

 
Erected 2011 by la Embajada de Perú en los Estados Unidos de América.
 
Location. 38° 54.466′ N, 77° 2.323′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, NW and 17th Street, NW, on the right when traveling east on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Touch for map. The marker and statue are directly to the right of the
Admiral Miguel Grau Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2016
2. Admiral Miguel Grau Marker
The marker and bust are to the right of the entrance of the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, DC.
entrance to the Peruvian Embassy. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Federation of Women’s Clubs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Webster Memorial (about 400 feet away); Winfield Scott (about 700 feet away); Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (about 700 feet away); The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (about 700 feet away); Independence of Kazakhstan (about 800 feet away); Nuns of the Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
Regarding Admiral Miguel Grau. Miguel María Grau Seminario (b. Paita, Peru, July 27, 1834 – d. Punta Angamos, Bolivia, October 8, 1879) is the most renowned Peruvian naval officer and hero of the Battle of Angamos during the War of the Pacific (1879–1884) between Peru and Chile. He was known as "el Caballero de los Mares" (Spanish for "Gentleman of the Seas") for his kind and chivalrous treatment of defeated enemies and is esteemed by both Peruvians and Chileans. He is an iconic figure for the Peruvian Navy, and one of the most famous merchant marine
Admiral Miguel Grau, by Camulfo Vivanco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2016
3. Admiral Miguel Grau, by Camulfo Vivanco
and naval military leaders of the Americas.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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