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Mercedes Sarmiento de Mallea

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Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

She was born at the end of the 18th century in San Juan, the daughter of Vicenta Funes y Morales and Ignacio Sarmiento y Acosta (D.F. Sarmiento's cousin). She married Fermín Mallea, a descendent of the founders of San Juan. They had four children. She was in favour of independence and organised a collection of funds for the cause in the province. During Rosas's rule she was asked to make a contribution to the federal forces, she refused and was made to ride around the Plaza on a donkey. She was one of the founders of the Sociedad de Beneficencia in 1858. (Sosa de Newton, 587-588)

Life Events

Other 1858She co-founded the Sociedad de Beneficencia in San Juan.


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


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