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Luisa Arrambide de Pacanins

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

She was born in La Guaira, Venezuela, in 1798, she married Tomás Pacanins in 1814. They had 5 children. She held literary and political tertulias in Caracas, that were attended by Bolívar and Tomás Montilla. Bolívar is said to have loved her "locamente". Her adhesion to the independence cause made her a target of the royalists. She was whipped publicly in the Plaza, and was put naked on top of a cannon. She refused to give any information to her persecutors; her only words were "Viva la Patria, mueran los tiranos". She later went to Puerto Rico where she died in childbirth aged 28 in 1826. (N.A., Heroínas, 38-39.)

Life Events

Born 1798She was born in La Guaira, Venezuela.
Married 1814She married Tomás Pacanins.
Other 1814She held literary and political tertulias in Caracas.
Died 1826She died in childbirth in Puerto Rico.


N.A., (1964), Heroínas venezolanas


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