This statue of Manuel Belgrano (1770-1820) stands in front of the Edificio General Manuel Belgrano at 1810 Connecticut Avenue in Northwest Washington, DC.
Wikipedia says this of Belgrano.
Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González (3 June 1770 – 20 June 1820), usually referred to as Manuel Belgrano (Spanish pronunciation: [mãˈnwel βelˈɣɾano]), was an Argentine economist, lawyer, politician, journalist, and military leader. He took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina. He is regarded as one of the main Libertadores of the country.
Mucho me falta para ser un verdadero Padre de la Patria, me contentaría con ser un buen hijo de ella . -- Manuel Belgrano
“I have a long way to go to be a true father of the country, I would be content to be a good son of it.”
Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement inLatin America.Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles offreedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May1810. An exemplary soldier, he triumphantly commanded the army inthe battles of Tucuman and Salta, which consolidated freedom andindependence in Argentina.A commendable man of unblemished reputation, a model to beemulated by men and women of principles throughout history andfrom every part of the world.
Republic of Argentina
The centenary of Belgrano's death was commemorated in 1920 with this 12¢ stamp, which appeared in American newspapers in 1941 in “Stories in Stamps.”
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