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Justa Cané de Varela y de Somellera

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, on 18 October 1815, she married Florencio Varela on 5 September 1831. They lived in exile in Montevideo and had 13 children. In 1848 Varela was assassinated. She returned to Buenos Aires and married Andrés Somellera. They had one daughter. She died in Buenos Aires on 10 May 1910. Josúe Quesada wrote a book about her life, Oro viejo, based on her memories. (Sosa de Newton, 122)

Related to Candelaria Somellera de Espinosa and Josefa Somellera de Zavalla?

Life Events

Born 1815She was born in Arrecifes, Buenos Aires, 18 October 1815.
Married 1831She married Florencio Varela on 5 September 1831.
Other 1848Her husband, Florencio Varela, was assassinated.
Died 1910She died on 10 May 1910, Buenos Aires.


Sosa de Newton, Lily, (1986), Diccionario biográfico de mujeres argentinas


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