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Angélica Zevallos

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Ethnic origin: White

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Upper class woman possibly from Lima, during the Viceroyalty of José Joaquín de la Pezuela she became interested in the independence cause. She hosted a meeting at which she pledged all her jewellery to the independence cause and persuaded others to do the same. It was a considerable tally. She is said to have stated "las joyas sólo sirven para alimentar la vanidad del hombre y de la mujer". (García y García, 239-240)

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


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