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María del Rosario Sarmiento

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in San Juan on 12 October 1812, she was the sister of D.F. Sarmiento and became his companion when he was President. She was educated in letters and domestic matters. She was a teacher in the Colegio de Santa Rosa, founded by Sarmiento. She emigrated to San Felipe de Aconcagua with her mother and sisters in 1842. As she was single Sarmiento brought her to Buenos Aires to run his home while he was president from 1868-1874. She did this until his death, in 1888, when she returned to San Juan. She died on 28 September 1902. (Sosa de Newton, 586)

Life Events

Born 1812She was born in San Juan on 12 October 1812.
Other 1842She emigrated to San Felipe de Aconcagua.
Other 1868She ran her brother's home from 1868-1888.
Other 1888She returned to San Juan.
Died 1902She died in San Juan on 28 September 1902.


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


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