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Gregoria Pérez Larramendi de Denis

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born on 14 June 1764 in Santa Fe, the daughter of Spaniard Bernardo Pérez and María Angela Larramendi of an upper-class Santa Fe family. She married Juan Ventura Denis and when he died inherited an estancia in Entre Ríos. She made a living from this estancia and educated her children there. When General Belgrano arrived in Santa Fe he asked for financial contributions to the independence cause or soldiers for the army. She did not dare to meet him, but a few days later sent her son, Valentín, with a letter pledging support and putting her wealth, land and servants at his disposal. She died in Santa Fe in 1823. A street in Buenos Aires and another in Santa Fe bear her name in acknowledgement of her contribution. (Sosa de Newton, 490)

Mitre describes her as of "mediana fortuna" and quotes her letter from the Archivo General M.S. (below) adding "así eran las mujeres en aquellos tiempos". (Mitre, Vol. VI, 350)

She offered all her belongings to the independence troops in their march to Paraguay. (Carranza, 155)

Life Events

Born 1764She was born in Santa Fe, 14 June 1764.
Other 1810She gave money to Belgrano's Paraguay campaign around this time.
Died 1823She died in Santa Fe.


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

Mitre, Bartolomé, (1940), Obras completas de Bartolomé Mitre

Carranza, Adolfo P., (1910), Patricias argentinas

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta


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