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Manuela Mónica del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano (Rivas)

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born on 4 May 1819, Tucumán, her mother was Dolores Helguero, an upper class woman from Tucumán. She was taken to Buenos Aires in 1825 where she was brought up by her aunt, Juana Belgrano. Belgrano recognised her as his daughter and made provision in his will that she should be looked after by his brother Domingo and given a good education. She became a cultivated and resolute woman. Juan Bautista Alberdi courted her, but she married Manuel Vega Belgrano. Rivadavia awarded her a pension of 39 pesos, but Rosas stopped it. She went to Montevideo during Rosas's rule. General Alvarez Thomas said that she was "un dechado de virtud tan semejante en fisonomía a su padre como en la dulzura de carácter". She died on 5 February 1866 in Buenos Aires. (Sosa de Newton, 68-69)

Life Events

Born 1819She was born on 4 May 1819, Tucumán.
Other 1825She was taken to Buenos Aires to be brought up by her aunt.
Died 1866She died in Buenos Aires on 5 February 1866.


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


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