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Ana Garaicoa Llaguno de Villamil (Garaycoa)

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in 1793, she married José María de Villamil y Joly. They worked for independence, together with José de Antepara, they organised a dance in honour of Isabel Morlás. "La fragua de Vulcano", the meeting at which the patriots planned their action of 1 October 1820, took place in the basement of their Guayaquil home. While this was taking place, Ana held court in the main room to detract attention from the rebels. She died in 1830. (Estrada, 39)

In June 1821, the newspaper El Patriota de Guayaquil noted the efforts of local women who sewed uniforms for the independence army. It singled out a señorita Villamil, aged 7, who made two shirts alongside her mother. This could be the daughter of Ana Garaicoa. (Romero Castillo, 7)

Life Events

Born 1793
Died 1830


Estrada, Jenny, (1984), Mujeres de Guayaquil, siglo XVI al siglo XX

Romero Castillo, Abel, (1981), El Patriota de Guayaquil


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