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María Ventura Quijano y Venegas de Rivas

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

From Bogotá, she married José Nicolás Rivas. On 11 September 1808 she hosted a meeting of support for Fernando VII attended by Viceroy Amar y Borbón and his wife. (Monsalve, 31)

On 14 August 1810 she was among a group of women who insisted that the Viceroy and his wife, Francisca Villanova, be given safe conduct from the prisons in which they'd been held overnight and returned to the Viceroy's palace. (Monsalve, 94)

Her husband, José Nicolás Rivas, was executed by the royalists in Bogotá, on 31 August 1816. Her wealth was confiscated and she was left with three young children and an elderly mother-in-law, María Rosalia Zailorda, to support. (Monsalve, 151)

She was the mother of Dolores Rivas Quijano.

Related to Josefa Caicedo de Quijano?

Life Events

Other 1808She hosted a meeting in support of Fernando VII on 11 September 1808.
Other 1810On 14 August 1810 she helped the Viceroy and his wife return from prison to their palace.
Other 1816Her husband was executed by the royalists on 31 August 1816.


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


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