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Camila Arnao

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

From Lima, she wrote a letter to San Martín that was signed by Las Patriotas that assured that if men were tired of fighting women would take over and complete the mission. This letter was intercepted and given to the Viceroy. Arnao and others were imprisoned, first in jail and then in a hospital. She was awarded the Orden del Sol by San Martín. (García y García, 248, 292; Gaceta de Lima, 23-1-1822, p.3)

(Related to Mercedes Arnao?)

Life Events

Other 1822She was awarded the Orden del Sol.


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

, (1950), Gaceta del Gobierno de Lima Independiente, Tomos I-III, Julio 1822-dic 1822

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


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