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María Josefa "Pepita" Piedrahita de García Rovira

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born around 1800, she attended the Sumalave pro-independence tertulias in Bogotá with her sisters. (Díaz y Díaz, 29)

She married Custodio García Rovira who attended the Buen Gusto tertulias.

She, her parents and three sisters fled to Popayán around 1816. There she met Custodio García Rovira. They were married at an improvised ceremony by Fray Francisco Antonio Florido. She was around 16 years old. García Rovira was imprisoned shortly afterwards and taken to Bogotá with Colonel Liborio Mejia, Monsalve and others. The Piedrahita family accompanied them to Bogotá, where the prisoners were executed on 8 August 1816. After Boyacá, Santander awarded Piedrahita a pension. (Monsalve, 146-147)

Life Events

Born 1800She was born around this time.
Married 1816She married Custodio García Rovira around this time in Popayán. He was executed by royalists on 8 August 1816.
Other 1819She was awarded a pension by General Santander.


Díaz y Díaz, Oswaldo, (1962), Los Almeydas: Episodios de la resistencia patriota contra el ejército pacificador de tierra firme

Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia


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