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Manuela Campos de Lanza

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

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The daughter of Antonio Campos, Corregidor y Justicia Mayor of La Paz. She married patriot Gregorio García Lanza. She sacrificed her fortune, health, and life for the independence cause, suffering exile and persecution. On 29 January 1810 she took her 2 young children and went before the Spanish general Goyeneche to plead for her husband's life. He said no. She then looked at him with hatred and said "¡Caiga la sangre de Gregorio García Lanza sobre su frente!" and left. That evening, she and a friar collected his body and took it to the San Francisco temple. The friar dug a hole at the feet of San Antonio, as she prayed. She then kissed her husband's body and fainted as the friar buried the body. (Urquidi. 182-184)

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Other 1810On 29 January 1810 she pleaded for her husband's life to be spared.


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


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