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Fray Antonio Olavarrieta

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Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in Spain, he arrived in Peru in April 1791 (from the Philippines). A Franciscan priest who established Semanario Crítico in Lima. (Romero de Valle, 227) This was the first publication orientated towards women, specifically the mothers of the elite for the education of their children. It was sold by subscription in a bookshop at the front of the Café de Bodegones, which was the most used café of its time. (Rosas Lauro, 145)

He subscribed to El Mercurio Peruano, in 1791. (Clément, 120)

Life Events

Other 1791He arrived in Peru in April 1791 and founded the Semanario Crítico.


Romero de Valle, Emilia, (1966), Diccionario manual de literatura peruana y materias afines

Zegarra, Margarita, (1999), Mujeres y genero en la historia del Peru

Clément, Jean-Pierre, (1979), Indices del Mercurio Peruano, 1790-1795

Medina, José Toribo, (1988), La imprenta en Lima (1584-1824), Tomo III, 1768-1810


Newspaper article: Semanario Crítico


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