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Dámasa Boedo

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in Salta in 1818, she was a friend of Juana Manuela Gorriti.

She met Unitarian General Juan Lavalle in 1841 when he arrived in Salta defeated by the federales. She accompanied him on his campaigns as a lover, nurse and seamstress and was with him on 9 October 1841 when he was attacked and killed while staying at a house in Jujuy. She then marched to Bolivia with the funeral cortege and stayed there as a teacher. She lived in Sucre, La Paz, Coquimbo, Lima and Guayaquil, also working as a teacher. In Lima she wanted to become a nun, but ill health prevented her from doing so. She returned to Salta in 1880 and died there on 5 September 1880. (Sosa de Newton, 85)

Life Events

Born 1818She was born in Salta.
Other 1841She accompanied General Juan Lavalle on his campaigns and was with him when he was killed on 9 October 1841.
Died 1880She died in Salta on 5 September 1880.


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


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