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Genoveva Ricaurte de París

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

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Born in Medellín, she was the daughter of Rafael Ricaurte y Terreros and María Ignacia Mauriz y Posada. Her children were officials Ignacio, Antonio, Manuel, Mariano and Joaquín París. She was aunt of Ignacio, Manuel and Antonio Ricaurte Lozano. (Monsalve, 221)

On 14 August 1810 she was among a group of Bogotá women who insisted that the Viceroy and his wife, Francisca Villanova, be given safe conduct from the prisons in which they'd been held overnight and returned to the Viceroy's palace. (Monsalve, 94)

She married Spaniard, José Martín París who was imprisoned by Morillo in 1816. He died on 12 November (1816?) and was buried in the San Francisco cemetery. Her son, Joaquín París Ricaurte married María de los Dolores Roche Domínguez. (Monsalve, 150, 160)

She was the mother of Ignacia París de Vargas, mother-in-law of José Ignacio Vargas, who was shot by the Spaniards.

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

In August 1816 she and her family were exiled to Facatativá by Morillo. She was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquita beforehand. (Monsalve, 157, 159)

On 10 August 1819, after the battle of Boyacá, she and her grand daughter, Dolores Vargas, were among the first to greet Bolívar. He ate at her house that night. (Monsalve, 215)

She was awarded an annual pension of 300 pesos by Bolívar after independence. (Monsalve, 263)

Life Events

Other 1810On 14 August 1810 she insisted that the Viceroy and his wife return safely to their palace.
Other 1816Her husband was imprisoned by Morillo, and died on 12 November (1816?).
Other 1816She and her family were exiled to Facatativá.
Other 1819She hosted a celebratory meal for Bolívar on 10 August 1819.


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


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