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María Josefa del Pino

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born on 30 November 1808, Buenos Aires. She was the daughter of María Mercedes Saraza and José María del Pino, son of Viceroy Joaquín del Pino. She was half sister of Generals Mariano and Eugenio Nechochea (from her mother's first marriage). She was a deeply religious woman who devoted herself to caring for her ailing father. She did many charitable works, helping the sick and needy, adopting orphans. She joined the Sociedad de Beneficencia in 1854, and was its president three times. She founded the Asilo del Pino, an orphanage that still exists, and in 1868 bequeathed much of her fortune to it. She conducted correspondence with María Sánchez de Mendeville. She died in Buenos Aires on 12 January 1872. (Sosa de Newton, 496)

Life Events

Born 1808She was born in Buenos Aires on 30 November 1808.
Other 1854She joined the Sociedad de Beneficencia.
Other 1868She gave most of her fortune to the Asilo del Pino orphanage.
Died 1872She died in Buenos Aires on 12 January 1872.


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


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