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Josefa Cornejo

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Gender: F
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From San Carlos, Valencia, Venezuela, in 1814 she dressed in men's clothes and joined her husband in the severely depleted ranks of the patriot army. She took part in the campaigns in Venezuela and Colombia, fighting in the battles of Gámeza, Pantano de Vargas and Boyacá in 1819. (Monsalve, 60)

Related to Teresa Cornejo?

Life Events

Other 1814She joined the independence army, dressed as a man.
Other 1819She fought at the battle of Boyacá.


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


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