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Mariano Absalo

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Gender: M
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

He was part of a group who discussed enlightenment ideas in Guanajuato, Mexico. Led by the Spanish intendant of Guanajuato, Juan Antonio Riaño, the group included Corregidor Miguel Domínguez, María Josefa Ortiz, Ignacio Allende, Juan Aldama and Miguel Hidalgo. (Rodríguez, 160)

He was a close friend of Ignacio Allende. He married Josefa Taboada a few days before the Grito de Dolores. She followed him into battle. Abasolo was taken prisoner at La Noria de Baján and taken to Chihuahua where he was sentenced to death. Taboada went on her knees to the military commander, Nemesio Salcedo y Salcedo to plead for his life. She managed to persuade Viceroy Venegas to reduce the sentence to perpetual imprisonment in Spain. She accompanied Abasolo to Veracruz where she gave her jewels to the captain to pay for her passage. Abasolo died in 1816 in Spain. (Rosales, 57-60)

Life Events

Died 1816He died in exile in Spain.


Rodríguez O., Jaime E., (1998), The Independence of Spanish America

Romero de Valle, Emilia, (1948), Mujeres de América


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