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María de la Exaltación Cabrera y Gastañaduy

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Gender: F
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She was born in Córdoba on 13 September 1811. She studied in the Colegio de Huérfanas de Córdoba on her father's advice. A fervent Unitarian, on 22 June 1830 to celebrate the first anniversary of the defeat of Facundo Quiroga, she circulated a proclamation that stated: "¡Héroes de la victoria y el valor! ¡Viva la patria, aunque yo muera! Es la inscripción sublime que hoy ponen en vuestra frente el valor y la virtud. ¡En ella están cifrados vuestros nombres, nuestro bien, nuestra felicidad y nuestra gloria!". She married Macario Torres on 2 October 1832. They had many children and their home became a centre of culture and solidarity. (Sosa de Newton, 110)

Life Events

Born 1811She was born in Córdoba on 13 September 1811.
Other 1830She circulated a pro-Unitarian proclamation at a celebration of the defeat of Facundo Quiroga.
Married 1832She married Macario Torres on 2 October 1832.


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


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