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Francisca Sánchez de Pagador

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Born in Pisco, Peru, she and her sister Josefa García were known as "las salvadores de Pisco" during the colonial period after they "saved" the port from an attack by pirate Eduardo David. The pirates decided to attack during Corregidor Villegas's absence, but the sisters took charge of the cannons and fired them at the ships. The pirates fled, thinking the port to be defended.
They subsequently enthusiastically joined the independence cause and were much acclaimed for their (unspecified) action. When San Martín was in Pisco he confided in them, giving them secret commissions that they fulfilled with complete discretion. (García y García, 219-220)

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García y García, Elvira, (1924), La mujer peruana a través de los siglos


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