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Josefa Portocarrero y Gavilan de Tagle e Izázaga

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in Lima, she married José Manuel de Tagle e Izázga. She read Latin, French and Italian and liked to read modern authors. She opened a literary salon. Olavide, el Conde de Vista Florida and those who formed Viceroy Conde de Lemos's circle met there. She played the harp and sang beautifully. She put aside part of her wealth to helped young people who lacked a fortune and who didn't have the means to follow a profession. Years later, in 1816, the Viceroy chose her eldest son to represent him at the Spanish court. (García y García, 195-196)

A descendent of Viceroy Portocarrero (1636-1705)?

Life Events

Other 1816Her son represented the Viceroy at the Spanish court.


García y García, Elvira, (1924), La mujer peruana a través de los siglos

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


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