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Josefa Rufina Acosta

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

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From La Guaira, Venezuela, the servant of José María España and Joaquina Sánchez, she delivered messages about the Gual-España conspiracy (1797). She was sentenced to a week of public humiliation and six months in prison in 1799. On her release she was forced to serve in the house in which she was placed. (Monsalve, 18-20)

Life Events

Other 1797She delivered messages in the Gual-España revolt.
Other 1799She was sentenced to one week of public humiliation and six months in prison.


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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