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Bárbara Forero

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

From Zipaquirá, Colombia, she was a compañera and assistant to the "precursor" Pedro Fermín de Vargas in the late colonial period. (Díaz y Díaz, 181)

She was imprisoned in 1797 for her support of Antonio Nariño. She later directed a nursery school. (Monsalve, 88)

In August 1816 she was exiled by Morillo to Suesca. She is described by the royalists as aspiring to keep a open public school at her house, at which she taught "bellos modales" to her compatriots. (Monsalve, 157)

She was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquito before being exiled. (Monsalve, 159)

Life Events

Other 1797She was imprisoned for her support of Antonio Nariño.
Other 1816In August 1816 she was exiled to Suesca.


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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