Gendering Latin American Independence
List All Links | List Writing | List Archives | List References | List All People

Home » Database » Search » People

María Fermina Rivera

Other names/titles:
Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She accompanied the patriots alongside her husband colonel José María Rivera in Guerrero's troops. She took part in the defence of Cerro de Chihihualco in which her husband was killed by the royalists. She continued to serve the independence cause assisting and sustaining the weak. No details are known of her date and place of birth, nor when she died, but she died in poverty. (Carrera Stampa, 1)

She was the widow of Coronel de Caballería, José María Rivera and in 1825 she was described as having endured the same hardships as her husband as she accompanied him into battle. She died in action in February 1821 at Chichihualco, fighting beside Vicente Guerrero. (González Obregón, 160).

Life Events

Died 1821She was killed in battle.


Carrera Stampa, Manuel, (1961), Heroínas de la guerra de independencia

González Obregón, Luis, (c1952), Los procesos militar e inquisitorial del Padre Hidalgo y de otros caudillos insurgentes


There is no writing by this subject in the database.


Resource id #23 (98)

Resource id #27 (19)

Resource id #31 (19)

Gendering Latin American Independence

School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Trent Building, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5655