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Fortunada García y García

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Gender: F
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Born on 16 August 1802, in Tucumán, Argentina, she married Belgrano's secretary and minister of Tucúman, Dr. Domingo José García, on 27 August 1821. In 1831 he confronted Quiroga's party. In 1841 former governor of Tucumán, Marco Manuel Avellaneda, was taken prisoner and executed by Rosas's forces led by Oribe. His head was displayed for 2 weeks in Tucumán plaza. García y García organised a dance to which Oribe was invited. While he was there she recovered Avellaneda's head, washed and embalmed it and deposited it in an urn in San Francisco church. She was one of the founders of the Sociedad de Beneficencia, Tucúman, in 1858. She died in 1870. (Sosa de Newton, 264-265)

Life Events

Born 1802She was born in Tucumán on 16 August 1802.
Married 1821She married Dr. Domingo José García on 27 August 1821.
Other 1831Her husband opposed Quiroga.
Other 1841She retrieved former governor Avellaneda's head from Tucúman plaza.
Other 1858She was a founder member of the Sociedad de Beneficiencia, Tucúman.
Died 1870She died in Tucumán.


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


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