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Nicolasa Brice├▒o

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

The daughter of Coronel Pedro Brice├▒o and Manuela M├ęndez, she married Jos├ę Francisco Villafa├▒e.

She was among a group of women from Barinas province who in 1811 wrote to the governor offering to enlist in the republican army. Their offer was rejected, but their letter was printed in the Gaceta de Caracas. Her signature appeared first on the letter. (Tosta, 72.)

Life Events

Other 1811She offered to enlist in the republican army.


Tosta, Virgilio, (1987), Historia de Barinas

P├ęrez Vila, Manuel, (1983), Gaceta de Caracas

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


Letter: carta


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