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Adrienne Macaire de Bacle

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

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Born on 15 August 1796, she married César Hipólito Bacle in Geneva and they emigrated to Buenos Aires in 1825 where Bacle set up a printing works and she established an academy for painting and drawing for women, attended by girls from the leading Buenos Aires families. She also worked in Bacle's enterprise drawing, painting and making miniatures. In 1832 they emigrated to Santa Catarina island, Brazil to avoid Rosas. There they wrote Historia natural de la provincia de Santa Catalina, which was lost in a shipwreck along with much botanical and zoological data. They returned to La Plata in 1833 where they worked for the state lithography dept. They went to Chile and returned to Buenos Aires where Rosas imprisoned Bacle for having assisted Argentines in exile in Chile. He was sentenced to death, and saved by diplomatic intervention, but died shortly afterwards in 1838. Macaire returned to Switzerland where she continued to work with ivory laminates. She died in Geneva on 22 October 1855. (Sosa de Newton, 373)

Life Events

Born 1796She was born in Geneva on 15 August 1796.
Other 1825She emigrated to Buenos Aires.
Other 1832She emigrated to Santa Catarina island, Brazil to avoid Rosas.
Other 1833She moved to La Plata in 1833.
Other 1838Her husband died after being imprisoned.
Died 1855She died in Geneva on 22 October 1855.


Sosa de Newton, Lily, (1986), Diccionario biográfico de mujeres argentinas


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