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María de la Quintana

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

From Tucumán, she is presumed to be related to Tomasa de la Quintana, mother of Remedios de Escalada, and mother-in-law to San Martín.

In 1812 she was among a group of women who sewed uniforms for the patriot army. Several of these offered to buy weapons and they asked that their names be inscribed on them. Their accompanying note (below) was reproduced in the Gaceta Minist, in June 1812. (Mitre, Obras completas, VII, 16-17)

She was born on 4 March 1782, the daughter of Nicolás de la Quintana and Francisca Espinosa. She was the first cousin of Tomasa de la Qunitana, mother of Remedios de Escalada and granddaughter of Nicolás de Qunitana and Leocardia Riglos. Her parents lost their wealth and died, leaving just 100 pesos in 1821. She then lived in Neives Escalada de Oromí's house, a spinster, and died in 1845. (Carranza, 126-127)

Life Events

Born 1782She was born on 4 March 1782.
Other 1812She offered to buy arms for the patriot troops.
Other 1821Her parents had died by 1821.
Died 1845


Mitre, Bartolomé, (1940), Obras completas de Bartolomé Mitre

Carranza, Adolfo P., (1910), Patricias argentinas


Letter: Carta


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