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Nicolasa Piñeres Mondragón

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was born in Granada, Colombia. In 1815 when Mompós was occupied by royalists, she and her family fled the town. They joined her father, Gutiérrez de Piñeros, who was with his battalion. They were taken prisoner by Morillo in Cartagena, sent to Las Antillas, where they nearly starved to death, and from there to Barcelona. (Monsalve, 107-8)

On 7 April 1817 she was among 14 survivors when royalists killed around 300 patriot prisoners at San Francisco Convent, Barcelona. Her mother, grandmother and two sisters were beheaded, Nicolasa survived a bayonet attack by lying on the floor. (Monsalve, 78)

Forero claims that none of the family survived this attack. (P. Forero, 68-69)

Life Events

Other 1815She fled the royalists in Mompós.
Other 1817On 7 April 1817 her mother, grandmother and two sisters were killed by royalists, she survived.


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

Forero, Paulo E., (1972), Las heroinas olvidadas de la independencia


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