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Mercedes Tapia

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Her father, Manuel Anselmo Tapia was Regidor of Potosí. The family moved to Chuquisaca for health reasons in 1810. She was intelligent and beautiful.
She was a member of Aldunte y Rada's group of distinguidas señoras who greeted Castelli in Sucre in 1810. She was dressed in white with her long dark hair flowing over her shoulders, she recited a greeting and pledge of support written by her father, and she and the other women offered their jewellery to the cause. (Urquidi, 154, 212-215)

Life Events

Other 1810She moved to Sucre in 1810 .


Urquidi, José Macedonio, (1918), Bolivianas ilustres, heroinas, escritoras, artistas, Tomo I


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