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Mercedes Portales de Eyzaguirre

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

The sister of Diego Portales, she married José Ignacio Eyzaguirre in August 1810 when "very young". Their son, José Ignacio Víctor Eyzaguirre was later a friend of Javiera Carrera. Her brother-in-law, Miguel de Eyzaguirre was fiscal of the Real Audiencia, Lima. In October 1822 she wrote a formal letter of contact to Miguel from Santiago de Chile and others to her husband from Santiago de Chile (below). (Vergara Quiroz, 80, 104-105, 230)

Life Events

Married 1810She married José Ignacio Eyzaguirre in August 1810.
Other 1821She wrote to her husband in 1821.


Vergara Quiroz, Sergio, (1987), Cartas de mujeres en Chile, 1630-1885


Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta


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