General Francisco De Miranda

Died aged c. 66

Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza (28 March 1750 – 14 July 1816), commonly known as Francisco de Miranda (American Spanish: [fɾanˈsisko ðe miˈɾanda]), was a Venezuelan military leader and 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. He was known as "The First Universal Venezuelan" and "The Great Universal American". Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life in the general political and intellectual climate that emerged from the Age of Enlightenment that influenced all of the Atlantic Revolutions. He participated in three major historical and political movements of his time: the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Spanish American wars of independence. He described his experiences over this time in his journal, which reached to 63 bound volumes. An idealist, he developed a visionary plan to liberate and unify all of Spanish America, but his own military initiatives on behalf of an independent Spanish America ended in 1812. He was handed over to his enemies and four years later, died in a Spanish prison.

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Francisco De Miranda 1750-1816 Precursor of Latin American Independence lived here 1802-1810

58 Grafton Way, Camden, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1802-1810)

General Francisco De Miranda lived at 58 Grafton Way from 1802-1810

58 Grafton Way, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Francisco De Miranda 1750-1816 lived in this house between 1803 and 1810. Born in Caracas, Venezuale. He was the forerunner of the independence of the republics of Latin America. Here he met in 1810 The Liberator Simon Bolivar. Francisco De Miranda 1750-1816 vivio en esta casa entre 1803 y 1810. Nacio en Caracas, Venezuela. Y fue el precursor de la indepencia de las republicas de America Latina. Fue aqui donde se encontro en 1810 con El Libertador Simon Bolivar.

58 Grafton Way, Camden, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1803-1810)