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Josefa Benítez Plata

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in Bogotá in 1803, daughter of Emigdio Benítez and Teresa Plata. Her father was shot by Morillo in 1816. On August 1819 she was among a group of 20 young women from distinguished families presented to Bolívar when he arrived at Bogotá in triumph. (Monsalve, 219, 222)

See Josefa Benítez Durán

Life Events

Born 1803She was born in Bogotá.
Other 1816Her father was shot by Morillo.
Other 1819She was among a group of women presented to Bolívar in August 1819.


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


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