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Josefa Palacios de Rivas (Ribas)

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

From Caracas, she hosted a gathering with her husband, José Félix Rivas, in 1808 at which supporters of Spain were encouraged to join the independence movement. (Cherpak, 220)

In 1820, royalist general Pablo Morillo sent a message to the widowed Palacios that she could leave her voluntary seclusion. She replied, "digan ustedes a su General, que Josefa Palacios no abandonará sino cuando los suyos vengan a anunciarle que es libre, y que la saquen de él". (Monsalve, 54)

Life Events

Other 1808She hosted a pro-independence gathering.
Other 1820She refused to leave her voluntary seclusion until Venezuela was free from Spanish rule.


Lavrin, Asunción, (1978), Latin American Women: Historical Perspectives; Contributions in Women's Studies, No.3.

Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia


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