Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Francisco de Miranda

General Francisco de Miranda by Arturo Ruza, Square de l'Amérique-Latine, Paris
General Francisco de Miranda by Arturo Ruza, 1982
Square de l'Amérique-Latine, place de la Porte-de-Champerret
Quartier des Ternes, 17th arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza (March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816), commonly known as Francisco de Miranda (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈsisko ðe miˈɾanda]), was a military leader and Venezuelan revolutionary. Although his own plans for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, he is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bolívar, who during the Spanish American wars of independence successfully liberated much of South America. Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life.” (Francisco de Miranda, Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

Wow...he looks like he is in action and not a statue:)