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Mercedes Ortiz de Zevallos de Egúsquiza

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Biographical details

From Cajamarca, she married patriot General Egúsquiza y Gálvez. Sister of María Manuela Egusquiza de Gálvez. She was highly cultured, writing prose and poems, and gifted in music, singing and playing the harp. She accompanied her husband on his campaigns saying "la mujer debe seguir a su marido a todas partes, y la esposa de un patriota, no tiene otro hogar que el campo de batalla". Bolívar awarded her a medal for her services to the independence cause (in 1825?). (García y García, 267, 270)

Life Events

Other 1825Bolívar awarded her a medal for her services to the independence cause, possibly in 1825.


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


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