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María Josefa Esguerra

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was born in Zipaquirá, and worked as a spy, an agent of Policarpa Salavarrieta. (Díaz y Díaz, 68, 292)

She was shot in Machetá, Colombia, on 26 November 1817 for her part in the independence struggles. (Hincapie Borda, 155.)

Life Events

Died 1817She was shot by the royalists on 26 November 1817.


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

Díaz y Díaz, Oswaldo, (1962), Los Almeydas: Episodios de la resistencia patriota contra el ejército pacificador de tierra firme


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