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Petronila Prieto y Ricaurte

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

From Santafé de Bogotá, she was part of the González Manrique, Alvarez, Ricaurte, París, Pardo, Nariño clan. (Monsalve, 139)

The daughter of José Prieto de Salazar, Adminstrador de la Casa de Moneda, and Mariana Ricaurte who was in turn one of 26 daughters of José Salazar de Ricaurte and Francisca Terrenos. She married Francisco Sanz de Santamaría. Among their children were Manuela, José and Pantaleón Sanz de Santamaría. They were among the richest and most influential members of the viceroyalty.
She and her husband supported the 1780 Comuneros rebellion. (Monsalve, 10)

She wanted her daughters to shine through their spirits and hence Manuela was taught Latin, Italian and French. (Monsalve, 22)

Life Events

Other 1780She was in El Mortiños camp in the Comuneros rebellion.


Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


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