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Luisa Góngora

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

She dressed as a soldier in an attempt to free the President of Popayán, Joaquín Caicedo y Cuero, from prison in 1812. The plan was discovered and those involved were executed. (Knaster, 481)

In 1812 she wrote in protest against orders to execute patriot politician Joaquín Caicedo y Cuero. (Monsalve, 102)

Life Events

Died 1812She was executed in Popayán for trying to free the president from prison.


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

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


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