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Passeig de Sant Joan

Fray Pedro Ponce de León i Juan Pablo Bonet

Monument for the founders of education for the deaf-mutes
Josep Marqués & Josep Miret
1935/66

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Description

Stele with on both sides a relief portrait of Pedro Ponce de Leon and Juan Pablo Bonet respecticely and text. In 1966 a marble statue of Pedro Ponce de León teaching a deaf-mute boy was placed in front of the stele.


Pedro Ponce de Leon

Juan Pablo Bonet

Inscription(s)

On the marble statue:
la casa del sordomudo en su 50o
aniversario a la sociedad soco-
rros mutuos de sordomudos de ca
taluna y ciudad de barcellona 1966
The house of the deaf-mutes on its 50th
anniversary to the society for
mutual aid of deaf-mutes of Ca-
talonia and the city of Barcelona 1966

The front side of the stele:

Fray Pedro Ponce de Leon
1520 -1584
Inventor
de l'
ensenyament
oral
dels
sords-muts
de la
enseñanza
oral
de los
sordomudos
Fray Pedro Ponce de Leon
1520 -1584
Inventor
of the
oral
teaching
of the
deaf-mutes

The back side of the stele:

Juan Pablo Bonet
1579 -1633
autor
de
reduccion de las
letras y arte para
enseñar a hablar a
los mudos
Primer tractat
del Mon per
a l ensenya
ment dels
sords-muts
Primer tratado
del Mundo para
la enseñanza
de los
sordomudos
Juan Pablo Bonet
1579 -1633
author
of the
reduction of the
letters and the art to
teach to speak
the mute
First treaty
of the world on
the teaching
of the
deaf-mutes
Bronze plaque on the side of the stele:
la sociedad de socorros
mutuos entre los sordo-
-mudos de ambos sexos de
cataluña y sus protec-
-tores en el xxv aniver-
-sario de su actuacion
lo dedican en 12 de mayo
de 1935 (1909-1934)
The society of mutual
aid among deaf
men and women from
Catalonia and their protectors
at the twenty-fifth anniversary
of its existence
dedicated this on 12th of May
1935 (1909-1934)

Signed: (statue) miret
(both portraits) J. Marquès

Annotation

Pedro Ponce de Leon
(Sahagún 1510/20 - 1584)
Spanish Benedictine monk who is often credited as being "the first teacher for the deaf" (Wikipedia).

Juan Pablo Bonet
(Torres del Castellar 1570 - Madrid 1633)
Spanish priest and pioneer of education for the deaf. He published the first book on deaf education, Reducción de las letras y arte para enseñar a hablar a los mudos (Madrid, 1620) (Wikipedia).

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Spain
  • Bonet, Juan Pablo
  • Educator
  • Marqués, Josep
  • Miret, Josep
  • Ponce de Leon, Pedro
  • Statue (man and child)
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Locatie (N 41°24'15" - E 2°9'46")

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