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Justa Estepa

Other names/titles: Justina
Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Mestizo/a

Biographical details

She was shot in Moreno, Colombia, in 1817 for her part in the independence struggles. (Hincapie Borda, 154)

A campesina who smuggled letters from the patriots of Valle de Tenza and Casanare. She captured by the royalists and the letters confiscated. She was then shot in Garagoa plaza. (P. Forero, 158)

Life Events

Died 1817She was shot by the royalists on 16 January 1817.


Hincapie Borda, Alicia, (2000), Tras la imagen y la presencia de Policarpa

Forero, Paulo E., (1972), Las heroinas olvidadas de la independencia


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