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Rosa Canelones

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

Born in Arauca, Colombia, she dressed up as a man and took part in the battles of Gameza, Pantano de Vargas and Boyacá. (Cherpak, 222)

In 1814 she dressed in men's clothes and joined her two brothers in the severely depleted ranks of the patriot army at San Carlos, Valencia, Venezuela. She took part in the campaigns in Venezuela and Colombia, fighting in the battles of Gámeza, Pantano de Vargas and Boyacá in 1819. (Monsalve, 60)

Life Events

Other 1814She put on men's clothing and joined the independence army.
Other 1819She took part in the battle of Boyacá, dressed as a man.


Lavrin, Asunción, (1978), Latin American Women: Historical Perspectives; Contributions in Women's Studies, No.3.

Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia


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