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Statue: Jose de San Martin statue

Erection date: /11/1994

Inscription

{Front of plinth:} 
General Don Jose de San Martin, 1778-1850, founder of the Argentine independence, he also gave freedom to Chile and Peru.

{Left of plinth:}
The Argentine-British community in Argentina to the people of London.

{Right of plinth:}
His name represents democracy justice and liberty.

{On the left of the statue base:} 
Juan Carlos Ferraro, Buenos Aires, 1993.

{Inscribed on the lower right side of the statue base:}
Fundicion R-Buchhass, Argentina {the founder}

{On the ground in front of the statue, a plain slate plaque:}
This monument was unveiled by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT in the presence of Senator Eduardo Menem the President of the Honourable Senate of the Argentine Republic; Councillor Angela Hooper CBE, the Lord Mayor of Westminster; The Rt. Hon. Douglas Hurd MBE, MP, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and H. E. Ambassador Mario Campora.
November 1994.

The statue is behind a locked gate, so we cannot tell if there is an inscription on the plinth at the rear.

Site: Jose de San Martin statue (2 memorials)

SW1, Belgrave Square, Opposite Halkin Street

The ornate plaque is on the ground in front of the statue. It was added and unveiled on the 150th anniversary of San Martin’s death, 17 August 2000.

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Jose de San Martin

Soldier and statesman. Born in present-day Argentina. An officer in the Spani...

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Mario Campora

Ambassador. Born Argentina.  He entered the diplomatic service in 1955, and h...

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Councillor Angela Hooper

Served on Westminster council from 2002 until her death in 2010. She was Lord...

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Douglas Hurd

Born Wiltshire.  Conservative politician who served in the governments of Mar...

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Jose de San Martin plaque at statue

We thank our language consultant, David Hopkins, for the translation.

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