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Camila O'Gorman

Other names/titles: Valentina Desean
Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in 1828, she met Uladisloa Gutiérrez, a parish priest, when she was aged 19. They fell in love and decided to run away from Buenos Aires on 11 December 1847 towards San Fernando using the names Valentina Desan and Máximo Brandier. They took a boat to Goya, Corrientes and set up a school there, winning the support of the inhabitants there. Some months later a priest recognised Gutiérrez and denounced him to Rosas. The pair were imprisoned. It is believed that Camila wrote to Manuela Rosas asking her to intercede on her behalf. Manuela Rosas bought furniture for Camila's cell, but she could not persuade Rosas to free them. Rosas sentenced the pair to death, much to Camila's family's horror. They were executed on 18 August 1848. (Sosa de Newton, 451-452)

She was the granddaughter of Ana María Perichón de Vandeuil de O'Gorman

Life Events

Born 1828
Other 1847She eloped with a parish priest on 11 December 1847.
Died 1848She was executed on 18 August 1848.


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


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