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Luisa Recabarren de MarĂ­n

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

She was born La Serena, Chile, in 1777. She married Gaspar MarĂ­n.

She organised tertulias to promote national sovereignty. (Arambel GuiñazĂș, 37.)

Knaster states she was active during the Independence struggles, and the mother of Amelia Solar de Claro. (Knaster, 18.)

Grez lists those who attended her tertulias - Camilo Henríquez, Dr Vera, Argomedo, Mackenna, Irisarri, Gaspar Marín. Through Marín, Recabarren was introduced to French literature. She took part in social, historical, and religious polemics in her tertulias. She educated their children: Ventura Marín became a writer and philosopher, Francisco an orator and statesman, and Mercedes Marín de Solar, "una de las poetisas mås inspiriadas y fecundas de América. (Grez, 63-65; Weeks, 176-177)

In October 1814 when the Spaniards overcame the patriots, MarĂ­n went into hiding. Luisa continued to live in their house, but slipped out at night to meet MarĂ­n. Eventually MarĂ­n went into exile across the Andes to Mendoza. Luisa's wealth was confiscated by the Spaniards. Patriots nonetheless continued to meet in her house to hear news of the exiles that was brought in letters from MarĂ­n to Recabarren. She also kept MarĂ­n informed about political developments. She also wrote to Manuel RodrĂ­guez. He was captured in Melipilla and a letter from Recabarren was taken from him. She was interrogated, but gave nothing away. She was then imprisoned on 4 January 1817 in the Monasterio de las Agustinas. She left jail in triumph on 12 February 1817 when the republican army defeated the Spaniards. (Grez, 65-66; Weeks, 176-177.)

Life Events

Born 1777She was born in La Serena, Chile.
Other 1817She was imprisoned in the Monasterio de las Augustinas on 4 January 1817 and released by the republicans on 12 February 1817.

References

Arambel Guinazu, Maria Cristina , Martin, Claire Emilie, (2001), Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura feminina del siglo XIX. Volume: 1

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

Weeks, Elsie, (1940), Great Chilean Women

Grez, Vicente, (1966), Las mujeres de la independencia

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


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