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MIRANDA, Francisco de on Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
by Lorenzo Gonzalez

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(On plaque on front of base:) Francisco de Miranda/Caracas Venezuela/1750/Cadiz, La Carrraca Prison/1816/Great Soldier of Freedom/who participated in the three greatest/political upheavals of his time: the struggle/for Independence in the United States, the/French Revolution and the emancipation/of Latin America

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(On plaque on left side of base:) "There is in the world only one/nation in which you can discuss/politics outside of the tried heart/of a friend, that country is the United States" -Miranda to O'Higgins

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(On plaque on right side of base:) "Miranda knew more of the families,/parties, and connections in the United States, than any other man in them;/..he knew more of every campaign, /siege, battle, and skirmish that had /ever occurred in the whole war, than/any officer in our army, or any/statesman in our councils."/John Adams signed Founder's mark appears.

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Medium: Bronze
Artist: Lorenzo Gonzalez
Location: Franklin Parkway Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number
PA001092 (dcMem ID #6582 )

Links & other sources
Francisco de Miranda
Wikipedia on Philadelphia
Philadelphia City website

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