Memorial

de San Martin at rue de la Fiancée de San Martin at rue de la Fiancée

Credit for this entry to:
Yannick Du Bois

Plaque: de San Martin at rue de la Fiancée

General Don Jose de San Martin
Liberator of Argentina, Chili and Peru
Born at Yapeyú Republic of Argentina on 25.2.1778
Died at Boulogne s/Mer France on 17.8.1850
Lived in this street from 1824 to 1831

Original inscription:

GENERAL DON JOSE DE SAN MARTIN
LIBERATEUR DE L’ARGENTINE, DU CHILI ET DU PEROU
NE A YAPEYÚ REPUBE ARGENTINE LE 25.2.1778
MORT A BOULOGNE S/MER FRANCE LE 17.8.1850
A RESIDE DANS CETTE RUE DE 1824 A 1831

Due to the fact that the plaque is placed right at the corner of two streets, the text "lived in this street" is quite unclear. Nevertheless, a bit of research in the "Dictionnaire historique et anecdotique des rues de Bruxelles" by Jean d'Osta tells us that San Martin lived in the rue de la Fiancée, at nr. 9. That makes the place of the plaque twice strange: it is at the wrong side and the wrong end of the street. The most plausible explanation for this is the fact that most of the houses in this street were demolished during the covering of the Senne in 1868-1871 and replaced by other buildings.

Site: de San Martin at rue de la Fiancée (1 memorial)

1000, rue de la Fiancée corner with rue du Pont Neuf

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Subjects commemorated

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General Don Jose de San Martin

Argentine general and the prime leader of the successful struggle for indepen...

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