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María Josefa Colorete de Velilla

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was married to the official Velilla, niece of the Piñeres. She and her aunt, Juana Piñeres de Colorete, were arrested by the royalists after Chimá. They were taken by foot to a prison in Torrecilla, where Morillo's troops were based, and then exiled to the Antilles. (Monsalve, 108)

From Mompós, Colombia, she was imprisoned by the Spanish in September 1815. (Gaceta de Caracas, 22/11/1815, p.368)

From Mompós, Colombia, she gave money, food and arms to the independence cause. She was among a group of women, including her cousin, Juana Gutiérrez de Piñeres, who were captured in 1816 and imprisoned for a long time in the vaults of Cartagena fort, below sea-level. Several of the women died during their captivity. (P. Forero, 62)

Life Events

Other 1815She was imprisoned by the Spanish in September 1815.


Pérez Vila, Manuel, (1983), Gaceta de Caracas

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

Forero, Paulo E., (1972), Las heroinas olvidadas de la independencia


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