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Frutos Joaquín Gutiérrez

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Gender: M
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

He was born in Villa de Rosario de Cúcuta on 27 October 1770, the son of Juan Ignacio Gutiérrez de Cabiedes, and Bárbara Bonilla y Montera. He signed the Act of Independence of 20 July 1810 and worked for the independence cause as a lawyer and politician. He married Josefa Ballén de Guzmán, one of the richest women in Bogotá, who like Gutiérrez, had attended the Buen Gusto tertulias. (Monsalve, 179)

He contributed to Semanario and his Cartas de Suba were the first cry for liberty, reclaiming the rights of the Americas.

He attended the tertulias de Buen Gusto. (Díaz y Díaz, 108; Monsalve, 24) He was hung for his pro-independence activities. (Monsalve, 24)

He attended the banquet to show loyalty to Fernando VII in Bogotá on 11 September 1808, at which he recited a verse dedicated to the King (see text below). (Monsalve, 30)

Brother of José María Gutiérrez, he married María Josefa Ballén de Guzmán. (Monsalve, 87)

He emigrated to Casanare with Serviez, Monsalve claims it is still not known if he was shot on 25 October 1816. (Monsalve, 156)

Life Events

Born 1770He was born 27 October 1770.
Other 1808He attended a banquet of loyalty to Fernando VII on 11 September 1808.
Died 1816He was shot on 25 October 1816.


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

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


Poem: A Fernando VII


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