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María Josefa Sanz de Santamaría Baraya de Montoya

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

Born on 18 February 1799, she was the daughter of Josefa Baraya and Pantaleón Sanz de Santamaría of Bogotá. She was a member of the Ricaurte family on her mother's side and the niece of General Antonio Baraya. Her father and uncle were both executed by the royalists. In August 1816 she, her brother, sister and mother were sent into exile to the Pueblo of Manta by Morillo. She was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquita beforehand. They had to walk to their exile with a squadron of soldiers guarding them. In 1819 she was one of the group of beautiful señoritas who crowned Bolívar when he entered Bogotá after the battle of Boyacá. She later married Luis Montoya. (Monsalve, 156, 159, 218)

She was the sister of Susana Sanz de Santamaría Baraya de Elbers.

Life Events

Born 1799She was born on 18 February 1799.
Other 1816In August 1816 she, her mother, brother and sister were exiled.
Other 1819She was among a group of girls who crowned Bolívar in Bogotá.


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


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