Santo Domingo.- One day like today, but in 1813 (204 years ago), Juan Pablo Duarte, founder of the Dominican Republic was born. Who, together with Matías Ramón Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, began the liberating process that achieved separation from the national territory on February 27, 1844, after 22 years of Haitian occupation.
Duarte was born on January 26, 1813 in Santo Domingo. His parents were Juan José Duarte, a native of Vejer, a Spanish province of Cadiz, and Manuela Díez Jiménez, a native of El Seibo, daughter of Spanish father and mother Creole.
To remember this important date we will share 10 of his famous phrases:
"Our country must be free and independent of all foreign power or the island sinks."
"There are words that by the ideas they reveal attract our attention and attract our sympathies towards the beings who pronounce them."