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Francisca Güemes de Figueroa

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Gender: F
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Born in Salta in 1779, she was the sister of Machacha and General Martín Güemes. She married Fructuoso de Figueroa y Toledo on 30 April 1809. They had six children. She was renowned for her charitable works. She gave refuge to her brother, Martín, when he fled his would-be assassins and helped him to reach his camp in Guachipas, Bolivia. (Sosa de Newton, 293)

Life Events

Born 1779She was born in Salta.
Married 1809She married Fructuoso de Figueroa y Toledo on 30 April 1809


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


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