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Dámasa Cabezón de Córdoba

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was born in Salta in 1792. In 1820 she was living in Buenos Aires and gave refuge to Javiera Carrera when Carrera was persecuted by the government after she tried to intervene to save her brothers´ lives. In 1828 she emigrated to Chile and received the Carrera family's protection. She founded a school for girls in 1832 with her sister Manuela Cabezón de Jordán and they worked there until 1845 when they were contracted by the government to go to La Paz. She founded a school in La Paz and later returned to Chile and settled in La Serena. She founded and ran a school there for ten years. She was also an artist, painting on silk. She retired in 1859 and went to live in Valparaiso where she died on 17 March 1867. (Sosa de Newton, 107-108)

Life Events

Born 1792She was born in Salta.
Other 1820She gave refuge to Javiera Carrera in Buenos Aires.
Other 1828She emigrated to Chile (Santiago).
Other 1832She co-founded a school for girls in Santiago with her sister. They ran it until 1845.
Other 1845She was commissioned to set up a school in La Paz.
Other 1849She went to live in La Serena and founded a school there, which she ran until 1859.
Other 1859She retired to live in Valparaíso.
Died 1867She died on 17 March 1867.


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


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