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Domitila Sarasti

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Gender: F
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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)

Life Events

Died 1812She was executed for trying to free the President of Popayán.


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


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