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José Angel Manrique

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Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in Bogotá around 1776, the son of Manuela Santamaría de Manrique. He attended his mother's tertulias. He was highly intelligent, obtaining his doctorate at an early age. He later took holy orders. He was imprisoned for subversion around 1794 while still a student, and detained until June 1799. His mother petitioned the crown for his release. He continued his ecclesiastical studies after his release and became a dedicated patriot. He used his influence to try to help the wife of the ex-Viceroy, Francisca Villanova, an unfortunate and unpopular woman who was imprisoned in convent for lost women. In 1817 he became curate of Manta (Ecuador). (Díaz y Díaz, 107-112)

Brother of Josefa Manrique Sanz de Santamaría. (Monsalve, 156)

He was involved with Antonio Nariño and supported his ideas, he was imprisoned at the same time as Nariño but was not exiled to Spain due to the influence of his family and his young age. After 1810 he was a compañero of Jorge Tadeo. (Monsalve, 22-24)

He was Vicente Almeyda's priest. (Díaz y Díaz, 183)

Part of the González Manrique, Alvarez, Ricaurte, París, Pardo, Nariño clan. (Monsalve, 139)

Life Events

Born 1776He was born around 1776.
Other 1794He was imprisoned for subversive activities.
Other 1799He was released from prison on 4 June 1799.
Other 1817He became curate of Manta, Ecuador.


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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