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Manuela Estacio

Other names/titles: Estancio
Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was involved in many conspiracy projects, working to seduce/ persuade the troops, exciting the chiefs and officials by giving them her services, and working to obtain freedom for those imprisoned for their liberal beliefs. This enthusiasm led her to Viceroy Pezuela to imprison her. Before entering prison she is reputed to have said "todo cuanto se sufre por la Patria, hasta la cárcel, sabe a gloria si se tiene puesta la mirada, en conquistar su libertad". She nonetheless kept in close contact with San Martín while he planned to take Lima and worked on secret commissions. She was awarded a gold medal and her name was included in the Cuadro de Honor of the Album de Ayacucho. (García y García, 215-216)

She is mentioned as having provoked the rage of the Mayor and Alcalde de Crimen. (Neuhaus Rizo, 121)

She was awarded the Orden del Sol by San MartĂ­n in 1822. (Gaceta de Lima, 23/1/1822, p.4)

Life Events

Other 1822She was awarded the Orden del Sol.

References

Neuhaus Rizo PatrĂłn, Carlos, (1997), Las Mariscalas

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

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

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


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