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María Mercedes Calderón

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was born in Concepción in 1766, the daughter of Patricio Güemes Calderón y Hermosilla and Rosa Zumelzu. Her brother, Francisco Calderón was a leading figure in the independence struggles. On 19 November 1827 she wrote from San Fernando to her younger sister, Benigna, concerning the possible loss of their mother's pension. (Vergara Quiroz, 175)

Life Events

Born 1766
Other 1827In November 1827 she wrote to her sister regarding their mother's pension.


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


Letter: Carta


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