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Dolores Jerez de Briceño

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Possibly from Caracas, she was the compañera of those who fled to Cartagena. She went to Cartagena with her husband, Antonio Nicolás Briceño, but could not settle and resolved to return to Venezuela with Briceño. He left her in San Antonio, Táchira state and went into battle to certain death against Antonio Tíscar. Shortly before he was captured in battle, Briceño received a tear-stained letter from Jerez (see below). On 15 June 1813 a council of war condemned him to death, for his head and right hand to be cut off and displayed on the city walls. (Monsalve, 55-56)

She was probably member of the Briceño family of Barinas.

Life Events

Other 1813Her husband was executed in June 1813.


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


Letter: Carta


Resource id #21 (13)

Resource id #25 (17)

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