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Antonio Amar y Borb├│n

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Gender: M
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

The Spanish Viceroy of Colombia, he is said to have been persuaded by a group of women to leave Bogotá in 1810. (Earle, 129).

On 13 August 1810, after Independence was declared, he and his wife, Francisca Villanova y Marco, were defended from angry crowds by Magdalena Ortega, wife of Nari├▒o. The crowd wanted to punish the former Viceroy for the mistakes of the administration. (Knaster, 484, Forero, 118-128.)

Related to Josefa Amar y Borb├│n?

Life Events

Other 1810He was confronted by an angry crowd in 1810.


Knaster, Meri, (1977), Women in Spanish America: An Annotated Bibliography from Pre-Conquest to Contemporary Times

Dore, Elizabeth, and Molyneux, Maxine, (2000), Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America

Forero, Manuel Jos├ę, (1970), Grandes heroinas de Colombia, Do├▒a Magdalena Ortega de Nari├▒o, La Precursora


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