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Francisca Bazán de Laguna

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in Tucumán in 1740, she owned the house in Tucumán in which the Congress of 1816 functioned. A descendent of the conquistador Juan Gregorio Bazán and Juan Ramírez de Velazco, founder of La Rioja. She married Miguel de Laguna in 1762. In 1816 they offered their house as a seat for Congress. She died in 1823. The government acquired the building in 1872 and it became a post office. It was demolished in 1903 during Roca's presidency, although the Congress room was left. It was reconstructed in 1941. (Sosa de Newton, 66)

Life Events

Born 1740She was born in Tucumán around 1740.
Married 1762She married Miguel de Laguna.
Other 1816She offered her house to be use as a Congress building.
Died 1823She died in Tucumán.


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


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