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María del Rosario Saravia de Lanza

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She was born in Potosí, Bolivia. In 1815 she was among several women who took part in the successful assault on a royalist army barracks in Cochabamba. She also took part in combat in in the highlands of Chapare (Chacatia) around 1817. She wore a military uniform and carried the patriot flag during the battle against General Valdés. She married the "inmortal guerrero" José Miguel García Lanzo, hero of many battles who fought for independence for 15 years before being killed defending Sucre. Saravia died in 1867 at an advanced age, having lived in Cochabamba for some time with full public respect. (Urquidi, 203-204)

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Life Events

Other 1815She attacked a royalist barracks in Cochabamba.
Other 1817She fought against General Valdés.
Died 1867She died in Cochabamba.


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


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