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Dolores Vargas París de Ricaurte

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born around 1804, at the age of 15 she led a group of 20 women in a tribute to Bolívar's liberation army in 1819 when they entered Bogotá. She married one of the officers, Rafael Ricaurte, in 1822. She went into exile for a time before doing charity work in Caracas. Her children became government officials (in Caracas?). (Knaster, 485-486.)

The daughter of Ignacia París y Ricaurte and Ignacio Vargas. She is said to have inherited her mother's great beauty and talents. París y Ricaurte died in 1815, Vargas was executed by the royalists in June 1816 leaving her orphaned. (Monsalve, 137)

This could be the same person or her daughter: Doña Dolores Vargas was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquita and then exiled to Facativá by Morillo in August 1816. (Monsalve, 157,159)

On 10 August 1819, after the battle of Boyacá, she and her grandmother, Genoveva Ricaurte de París, were among the first to greet Bolívar. She was among a group of 20 young women from distinguished families presented to Bolívar when he arrived at Bogotá in triumph. She read out a speech to him as he was presented with a laurel crown. (Monsalve, 215, 218)

She was part of the González Manrique, Alvarez, Ricaurte, París, Pardo, Nariño clan. (Monsalve, 139)

Life Events

Born 1804She was born around 1804.
Other 1815Her mother died.
Other 1816She was possibly exiled to Facatativá by Morillo in August 1816.
Other 1816Her father was executed by the royalists in June 1816.
Other 1819She led a tribute to Bolívar's liberation army in Bogotá in 1819.
Other 1819She and her grandmother greeted Bolívar in Bogotá on 10 August 1819.
Married 1822She married one of Bolívar's officers, Rafael Recaurte.

References

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

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

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


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