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Catalina Sánchez de Tejada

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

From Bogotá, she was the daughter of Ignacio Sánchez de Tejada, mother of Josefa Acevedo de Gómez. Married to José Acevedo Gómez. They hosted pro-independence tertulias around 1810. (Monsalve, 83)

Of a high social position, she was "una mujer varonil" . Their four sons fought for the independence cause. Her husband was executed by Morillo in 1817. She fled persecution by Morillo, hiding in the jungle accompanied by her son, Pedro, and two indigenous and her wealth was confiscated. She returned to Bogotá after the victory of Boyacá (1819) and lived in poverty. (Monsalve, 235-237)

From Socorro or Pamploma province, Colombia, she was killed by the royalists in 1819. (P. Forero, 47)

Life Events

Other 1810She hosted tertulias in Bogotá around this time.
Other 1817Her husband was executed by Morillo; she fled into the jungle.
Other 1819She returned to Bogotá after the victory of Boyacá.
Died 1819She was killed by royalists.


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

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


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