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María Chiriboga de Vida y Torres

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was married to a Spanish captain, Ciro de Vida y Torres, who tried to divorce her on the grounds of her infidelity with the Alcalde de Riobamba, Ignacio Barreto. In 1787 Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo wrote Las cartas Riobambenses, using her name as a pseudonym. Chiriboga then accused him of libel through the courts. (Ochoa, 99-121)

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Other 1787In November 1787 she sued Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo for libel.


Ochoa, Nancy A., (1987), La mujer en el pensamiento liberal


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