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

Home » Database » Search » People

Agustín Gamarra

Other names/titles:
Gender: M
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in 1785, he was a conservative who had a paternal attitude towards Indians. (Walker, 9)

He married Francisca Zubiaga y Bernales in 1825. He was Sub-Prefect of Cuzco from 1826-29 and President of Peru from 1829-33 and 1839-40. (Walker, 10)

In 1828 he invaded Bolivia without orders from Lima. (Basadre, 158)

A letter from Gamarra to Francisca Zubiaga, Tacna, 13 de mayo de 1834 is reproduced. (Tauro, 257).

He died in 1841 during an invasion of Bolivia.

Life Events

Born 1785He was born 27 August 1785.
Married 1825He married Francisca Zubiaga y Bernales.
Other 1826He was sub-prefect of Cuzco from 1826-1829.
Other 1829He was President of Peru from 1829-33 and 1839-40.
Died 1841He was killed in battle during the Peruvian invasion of Bolivia.


Urbano, Enrique, (1992), Tradición y modernidad en los Andes

Basadre, Jorge, (1929), La Iniciación de la República

Tauro, Alberto, (1952), Gran Mariscal Agustín Gamarra, Epistolario

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


Letter: Carta a Francisca Zubiaga


Resource id #35 (4)

Resource id #39 (5)

Resource id #43 (4)

Gendering Latin American Independence

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5655