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Ángela Baudrix de Dorrego

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Gender: F
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Born in Buenos Aires in 1797, she married Coronel Manuel Dorrego in San Isidro, in 1815. They had two daughters, Isabel, born 1816 and Inés (1821). When Governor Dorrego fled in 1828 she took refuge in the Wright's estancia in Punta Lara, and stayed there after he was shot. His last messages (now in the Museo Histórico Nacional) show his concern for his family's future. She was given protection by her sister-in-law, Dominga Dorrego de Miró and worked as a seamstress to support herself as she received no government pension. In 1845 Rosas asked her to return Dorrego's epaulettes and governor's sash. She did so and at the same time asked for a pension. Rosas duly paid her 50,000 pesos pus a 300 peso monthly allowance. Urquiza increased his to 800 pesos. In 1860 Mitre gave her half a colonel's salary. She died on 6 April 1871 in Veintincico de Mayo. Sarmiento ordered the pension to be transferred to Isabel Dorrego. (Sosa de Newton, 54)

Life Events

Born 1797She was born on 2 August 1797 in Buenos Aires.
Married 1815She married Colonel Manuel Dorrego in San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
Other 1816Her daughter Isabel was born.
Other 1821Her daughter Inés was born.
Other 1828She fled from Buenos Aires to Punta Lara, after her husband was shot.
Other 1845She was awarded a pension by Rosas.
Other 1860Mitre increased her pension to half the salary of a colonel.
Died 1871She died on 6 April 1871.


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


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