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María López

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Indigenous

Biographical details

She was born around 1699, in Cancuc, Yucatán, Mexico. In 1712 she is said to have been visited by the Virgin who told her that the Spanish God was dead and had been replaced by an Indian redeemer. She took an active part in the Tzeltal rebellion that followed, ordaining Indian priests and ordered the execution of a friar. (Socolow, 160)

Life Events

Born 1699She was born around this time.
Other 1712She had a vision in which the Virgin appeared to her.


Socolow, Susan Migden, (1999), The Women of Colonial Latin America


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