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Dolores Vargas de Urdaneta

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in 1800, (possibly in Colombia) she was the daughter and granddaughter of two upper class women who were killed in battle by Morillo as they fought for the Independence of Colombia. She married General Urdaneta, a friend and compañero of Bolívar, and who was later President of Colombia. In 1833 they went to live in Venezuela, where Urdanieta was appointed Plenipotentiary Minister in Spain and France. She died in 1878. (Knaster, 511.)

This could be the same person or her mother: Doña Dolores Vargas was probably held in the Cárcel Chiquita and then exiled to Facatativá by Morillo in August 1816 (she is listed as doña). (Monsalve, 157, 159)

Life Events

Born 1800
Other 1816She was possibly exiled to Facatativá by Morillo in August 1816.
Died 1878


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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