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Antonia Maza de Alsina

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Gender: F
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The daughter of Manuel Vicente Maza, she married Dr. Valentín Alsina, and became the mother of Adolfo Alsina, an ally of Sarmiento and an opponent of Rosas. In 1835, Valentín was captured by Rosas and sent on a prison boat. Maza tried to bribe the captain, but he was replaced by Major Enrique Sinclair, a friend of the Alsina family. During the night of 5 December 1835, she dressed in a cloak and military cap and got into a boat, accompanied by Richard Haymes with her young son Adolfo hidden under a seat. They drew alongside the prison ship and in a deep voice she ordered the "salvaje unitario Alsina" to be handed over in the name of Rosas. He and Manuel Pueyrredón were duly released. She was later a member of the Sociedad de Beneficencia. She died of cholera on 14 December 1867. (Sosa de Newton, 398)

Life Events

Other 1835On 5 December 1835 she obtained the release of her husband.
Died 1867She died of cholera on 14 December 1867.


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


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