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MarĂ­a Josefa Fortoul de Manby

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

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The daughter of General Pedro Fortoul, she married mercenary Thomas Manby in Bogotá in 1836 after Mary English had suggested her as a suitable bride. She was from a wealthy family and related to President Santander. The marriage was advantageous to both Fortoul and Manby: she brought economic security; he "enlarged [Pedro Fortoul's] circle of business contacts and [expanded] his commercial networks". (Brown, 180, 183-184)

Related to Manuela RamĂ­rez de Fortoul?

Life Events

Married 1836She married Thomas Manby.


Brown, Matthew, (2006), Adventuring through Spanish Colonies: SimĂłn BolĂ­var, Foreign Mercenaries and the Birth of New Nations


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