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Mercedes Rosas de Rivera

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in Buenos Aires in 1810, the daughter of Agustina López de Osornio and León Ortiz de Rosas, the sister of Juan Manuel Rosas, and aunt of Eduarda Mansilla de García. She was highly intelligent. She married Dr. Miguel de Rivera in 1834, a direct descendent of the Incas. She was an avid reader of romantic literature and also wrote. She is presumed to be the author of the novel María de Montiel, published in 1861 under the name (anagram) M. Sasor, memories of a youth before 1830. Its dedication is repeated below. She held tertulias at which poems are recited. José Mármol made a derogatory, satirical reference to her in his novel ,Amalia. She continued to live in Buenos Aires after Rosas's fall and died on 21 May 1870. (Sosa de Newton, 551-552)

Life Events

Born 1810She was born in Buenos Aires.
Married 1834She married Dr. Miguel de Rivera.
Other 1861Her novel, María de Montiel, was published.
Died 1870She died on 21 May 1870.


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


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