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Petronila Carrillo de Albornoz de Boza

Other names/titles: La Marquesa de Casa Boza
Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

A Peruvian poet, whose work incited mothers to unite with their husbands and children, and to fight for independence.

She played a part in spreading emancipation propaganda. The nobility of Lima met in her house to discuss revolutionary themes. She held literary cenas at which money and jewels were collected for the cause. A great friend and confidant of Bolívar. She used her beauty and guiles to mix in Spanish circles where she worked as a spy. (Balta, 25-26)

San Martín awarded her the Orden del Sol in 1822. (Gaceta de Lima, 23-1-1822, p.4)

An aristocratic woman who hosted literary and political meetings at her Lima home. (Neuhaus Rizo, 117)

She was inspired by Baquíjano. (Parra de Rigo, 250)

San Martín and Bolívar both visited her house, and Bolívar considered her to be one of his most fervent supporters. (García y García, 286)

Related by marriage to Dr. Antonio de Boza y Garces, who subscribed to El Mercurio Peruano from 1791 until his death in 1793?

Life Events

Other 1822She was awarded the Orden del Sol.


Balta Campbell, Aída, (1998), Presencia de la mujer en el periodismo escrito peruano (1821-1960)

Neuhaus Rizo Patrón, Carlos, (1997), Las Mariscalas

Parra de Riego, Carlos, (1935), La limeña conspiradora y patriota

García y García, Elvira, (1924), La mujer peruana a través de los siglos

, (1950), Gaceta del Gobierno de Lima Independiente, Tomos I-III, Julio 1822-dic 1822

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


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