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Antonia Vergara y Sanz de Santamaría de Gutiérrez

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Gender: F
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Born on 14 July 1786, Bogotá, the daughter of Francisco Javier de Vergara y Caicedo and Francisca Sanz de Santamaría y Prieto. She was the niece of José Sanz de Santamaría, of the Sumprema Junta de 1810 and Pantaleón Sanz de Santamaría, capitán de caballería, who was imprisoned. She married Dr. José Gregorio Gutiérrez Moreno on 20 August 1805. He was a member of the Syndicate that had objected to the abuses of the Viceroy. Their son was Ignacio Gutiérrez Vergara. She died on 14 March 1837. (Monsalve, 140)

On 14 August 1810 she was among a group of 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)

Her husband was executed by the royalists in July 1816. He was 35 years old. It is said that as he went to the scaffold, he looked up to a balcony to see Vergara and their four children who were all kneeling. He raised his hand in farewell and gave them his last blessing. (Monsalve, 140)

She was the daughter-in-law of Francisca Moreno.

Life Events

Born 1786She was born 17 July 1786.
Married 1805She married Dr. José Gregorio Gutiérrez Moreno on 20 August 1805.
Other 1810On 14 August 1810 she insisted that the Viceroy and his wife return safely to their palace.
Other 1816Her husband was executed in July 1816.
Died 1837She died on 14 March 1837.


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


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