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Bust of Manuel Grau - Québec, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 49.186 W 071° 12.992
19T E 330923 N 5187521
Quick Description: Le buste de Miguel Grau, dévoilé le 17 août 2012, est un don de la République du Pérou à la capitale du Québec. The bust of Admiral Miguel Grau, unveiled on August 17, 2012, is a gift from the Republic of Peru to Québec's capital.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 1/26/2018 7:11:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMXKW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Le buste de Miguel Grau, dévoilé le 17 août 2012, est installé au coeur du parc de l'Amérique-Latine. Ce monument est un don de la République du Pérou à la capitale du Québec.

Le buste de l'amiral Miguel Grau (1834-1879) honore le plus célèbre officier de la marine péruvienne, tombé lors de l'engagement naval d'Angamos, un épisode important de la guerre du Pacifique. Figure iconique de l'histoire péruvienne et surnommé le Chevalier des mers, Grau est l'un des marins les plus connus d'Amérique. Il a également fait carrière en politique, puisqu'il fut élu en 1876 dans la province de Paita, sous la bannière du Parti civil. En 2000, l'amiral Grau a d'ailleurs été désigné le Péruvien du millénaire lors d'un scrutin populaire.

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Translated from the above French Text:

The bust of Miguel Grau, unveiled on August 17, 2012, is installed in the heart of the park of Latin America. This monument is a gift from the Republic of Peru to the capital of Quebec.

The bust of Admiral Miguel Grau (1834-1879) honors the most famous officer of the Peruvian navy, fallen during the naval engagement of Angamos, an important episode of the Pacific War. An iconic figure in Peruvian history and nicknamed the Sea Knight, Grau is one of America's best-known sailors. He also had a career in politics, since he was elected in 1876 in the province of Paita, under the banner of the Civil Party. In 2000, Admiral Grau was also designated the Peruvian Millennium in a popular ballot.
Country or International City that Gave the Gift: Republic of Peru

Country or International City that Received the Gift: Québec City

Website Verifying this Item as a Gift from Another Country or International City: [Web Link]

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