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Rosa Guerra

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in the early 1800s, she studied at Mariquita Sánchez’s Sociedad de Beneficencia school, and was awarded a prize for the best pupil in 1826. (Sáenz Quesada, 100)

She founded the women’s magazine La Camelia, 1852 with Juana Manso; also La Educación in 1854 or 1852, which ran for 6 issues from 24 July 1852 then folded due to lack of funds. She worked as a teacher for Sarmiento’s education project. She was in favour of women’s rights.

In La Educación, she took a different tone from that of La Camelia, limiting her function to “actividades educacativas fundamentalándolas en nociones netamente católicas” (Arambel-Guiñazú and Martin, 53-54, 199)

She died in 1894.

Life Events

Other 1826She was named best pupil.
Other 1852She founded women’s magazine La Camelia.
Died 1894
Died 1894


Sáenz Quesada, María, (1996), Mariquita Sánchez, Vida política y sentimental

Arambel Guinazu, Maria Cristina , Martin, Claire Emilie, (2001), Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura feminina del siglo XIX. Volume: 1

Meyer, Doris, (1995), Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay: Women Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries


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