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MarĂ­a Josefa Ricaurte Galavis (GalavĂ­s) de Portocarrero

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in Bogotá, the daughter of Nicolás de Ricaurte and Ignacia Galavis, she married José María Portocarrero (son of Petronilla Lozano) in 1806. She was highly intelligent, cultured and patriotic. When the wars of independence began, they gave their wealth to help a body of troops. In 1814 Portocarrero went abroad to seek a press and support for their cause. He was imprisoned in Cartagena in 1815 by Morillo and shot there on 24 February 1816. The impoverished Ricaurte continued to work for the independence cause. (Monsalve, 84)

She and her family were exiled to Leiva in August 1816. She died on 28 November 1829 and was buried in the templo San Francisco. She was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquita beforehand. (Monsalve, 156, 159, 160)

She was possibly part of the González Manrique, Alvarez, Ricaurte, París, Pardo, Nariño clan. (Monsalve, 139)

Life Events

Married 1806She married José María Portocarrero.
Other 1816She was widowed on 24 February 1816. She and her family were exiled to Leiva in August 1816.
Died 1829She died on 28 November 1829.

References

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

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


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