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Antonio Amar y Borbón

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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 Nariño. The crowd wanted to punish the former Viceroy for the mistakes of the administration. (Knaster, 484, Forero, 118-128.)

Related to Josefa Amar y Borbón?

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 José, (1970), Grandes heroinas de Colombia, Doña Magdalena Ortega de Nariño, La Precursora


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