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Francisca Caballero

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

When Lima was re-occupied by the Spaniards in 1823, Riva Agüera, Sucre and others took refuge in Callao. Caballero was part of José Olayo's network that enabled messages to be sent between to the patriots working in Lima and those in Callao. She narrowly escaped being captured by slipping into la iglesia de la Concepción and going on her knees before a confessor. She gave the papers she was carrying to some nuns for safekeeping. On leaving the church she was arrested and searched, but was released as she was carrying nothing. She was awarded the Orden del Sol by San Martín in 1822. (García y García, 253, 293; Gaceta de Lima, 23-1-1822, p.3)

Life Events

Other 1822She was awarded the Orden del Sol.
Other 1823In 1823 she smuggled correspondence between Callao and Lima, working for José Olaya.


García y García, Elvira, (1924), La mujer peruana a través de los siglos

, (1950), Gaceta del Gobierno de Lima Independiente, Tomos I-III, Julio 1822-dic 1822


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