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Luisa Vargas y Vargas de Lineros

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

From Charalá, Colombia, she married José Ramón Lineros on 3 August 1797. They had one son and six daughters (the youngest was born posthumously). Lineros, son of Spaniards, joined the independence cause in 1810. He was imprisoned and taken to Socorro and from there to Tunja. Vargas y Vargas gathered up her children and those of her belongings that had not been stolen or confiscated and went to Tunja to try to obtain Lineros's release. She offered her jewels to the authorities there all she could to release Lineros. At the same time, Lineros worked to obtain permission to see Vargas y Vargas and their children. They managed to have several secret meetings at night with the guards´ knowledge, but Vargas y Vargas was unable to prevent Lineros's execution on 29 November 1816. Their son joined the independence troops after the battle of Boyacá and was killed by the royalists close to Pasto. (Monsalve, 177-179)

Life Events

Married 1797She married José Ramón Lineros on 3 August 1797.
Other 1816Her husband was executed on 29 November 1816.


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


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