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Mercedes Alvarez de Segura

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

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Born on 8 September 1800, Mendoza, she went to Buenos Aires where she met Remedios de Escalada. She became part of San Martín's circle and returned with him to Mendoza. On 5 January 1817 she, along with de Escalada, Laureana Ferrari, Margarita Corvalán, and Dolores Prats de Huisi sewed the Bandera de los Andes. She married Tiburcio Segura in 1828. She died on 10 November 1893. (Sosa de Newton, 25-26)

She was born in Mendoza on 8 September 1800, the daughter of Damián Alvarez and Manuela Morón and the niece of pro-independence General Bruno and Colonel Juan Bautista Morón. She lived in Morón´s house in Buenos Aires. Here, she met Remedios Escalada de San Martín and accompanied her as a travelling companion. She helped to make the Flag of the Andes. She married Tiburcio Segura in 1828 and died on 22 November 1893. (Carranza, 138-139)

Life Events

Born 1800She was born on 8 September 1800.
Other 1817She helped to sew San Martín's Bandera de los Andes on 5 January 1817.
Married 1828She married Tiburcio Segura.
Died 1893She died in Mendoza, 10 November 1893.


Sosa de Newton, Lily, (1986), Diccionario biográfico de mujeres argentinas

Carranza, Adolfo P., (1910), Patricias argentinas


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