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Francisca Guerra

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She ran a pulperia and had a house in the Belén barrio, Bogotá. She was among a group of middle class women who destroyed doors and threw stones, breaking the windows of the Viceroy's palace in 1810. She managed to break into the cuartel. She was said to have been strong, robust and energetic and kind to the poor. She supported the federalists in 1814 and gave aid to Bolívar's troops. The following ditty was written about her:
En travesías muchos se ocultaban
y los más bravos en Belén se alojan
donde la Pancha Guerra; aquí se fija
la bandera infernal que los cobija. (Monsalve, 88-89)

She and her family were exiled to Ubaté in August 1816 by Morillo; they were probably held in the Cárcel Chiquito beforehand. She died on 15 November 1829 and was buried in La Candelaria. (Monsalve, 156, 159, 160)

Life Events

Other 1810She was among a group of women who broke into the Viceroy's palace.
Other 1814She supported the federalists and gave assistance to Bolívar's troops.
Other 1816She and her family were exiled to Ubaté in August 1816.
Died 1829She died on 15 November 1829.


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


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