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Juana Salazar de Coloma

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

The daughter of General Salazar y Carrillo and Josefa Saénz de Ayala, an upper class Peruvian family that supported independence. She married General J. Ildefonso Coloma, also a patriot. She transported arms and ammunition through the streets. Her husband was killed in a street brawl during one of these missions. San Martín made her a member of the Orden del Sol. She had an unhappy widowhood, living as a recluse, only going out to fulfil religious duties. (García y García, 268-269)

Life Events

Other 1822She was awarded the Orden del Sol around 1822.


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


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