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Fausta García de Monsalve

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

The mother of patriots Juan José, Antonio, Pedro and Nicolás. Pedro and Juan José were shot in Socorro on 3 September 1816. Nicolás was executed in Neiva and on 15 July 1815 or 1816 Antonio was hung in Bogotá. On 8 May 1822, García petitioned Bolívar's government (see texts).
On 29 June 1834, the courts awarded her a sum of money as compensation for such a great sacrifice. (P. Forero, 16-18)

She was probably related to Dionisia and Antonia Monsalve.

Life Events

Other 1816Her sons were executed.
Other 1822She wrote a petition to the government.
Other 1834She was awarded a sum of money as compensation for the deaths of her sons.


Forero, Paulo E., (1972), Las heroinas olvidadas de la independencia


Petition: petición a Bolívar


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