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María de los Angeles Avila

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

She was one of the heroines of Tenza, Colombia, who was shot for defending the Independence cause. (Knaster, 486.)

She was shot in front of her own shop on 3 December 1817; her executioners then sacked the shop. She had helped and encouraged the patriots as they marched to Casanare. (Díaz y Díaz, 179, 183)

On 3 December 1817 she and Salomé Buitrago were shot in Casanare for their part in the independence cause. They were not tried before a court. (P. Forero, 158)

Life Events

Died 1817She was shot on 3 December 1817 by the royalists.


Knaster, Meri, (1977), Women in Spanish America: An Annotated Bibliography from Pre-Conquest to Contemporary Times

Hincapie Borda, Alicia, (2000), Tras la imagen y la presencia de Policarpa

Díaz y Díaz, Oswaldo, (1962), Los Almeydas: Episodios de la resistencia patriota contra el ejército pacificador de tierra firme

Forero, Paulo E., (1972), Las heroinas olvidadas de la independencia


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