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Micaela Calvimontes de Fowlis

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

A writer and poet, who was born in Bolivia in 1828. She studied from a young age. In 1849 she married Juan Fowlis y Gorostiaga of Salta, a lawyer friend of Mitre who had studied in Sucre. They settled in Salta where she wrote romantic novels published in Lima in 1858 (La novia del Inca and Desamos y venganza). She met and became friends with Juana Manuela Gorriti in Lima and hosted a literary tertulias, similar to those of her friend. Politics and literature were discussed and they were attended by Bolivian and Peruvian migrants. In 1867 she published Ramillete poético and Manual de piedad. She wrote for magazines and newspapers in Argentina, Peru and Bolivia and published poems. She assisted in the establishment of the Sociedad de Beneficencia in Salta. She died in Salta on 15 August 1898. (Sosa de Newton, 115)

Life Events

Born 1828
Married 1849She married Juan Fowlis y Gorostiaga.
Other 1858Two of her novels were published in Lima.
Died 1898She died in Salta on 15 August 1898.


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


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