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Petronila Germán Ribón de Jiménez

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

A widow from Mompós, the sister of Pantaleón Ribón and sister-in-law of Marcelina del Corral, in January 1811 she offered her jewels to the independence troops to be used if they lacked ammunition for the cannons. (Monsalve, 107)

She was widowed at a young age and became dedicated to the independence cause along with her family. She lent her house in Mompos to Bolívar several times when he was passing through the area. She fled to Jamaica in 1816 to escape General Morillo. Here she learned that her brother Pantaleón had been shot. She stayed in hiding in Jamiaca for 10 years, living in the mountains far from civilization with a few compatriots. 1826 she returned to Mompós, she was old, worn out from suffering, but proud to have played her part in the independence struggles. (P. Forero, 58-61)

Life Events

Other 1811In January 1811 she offered her jewels to the patriots.
Other 1816She fled to Jamaica.
Other 1826She returned to Mompós.


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

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


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