Caetana Garcia da Silva


Ethnic origen: White


1814  -  Rio Grande do Sul  -  Unknown  -  Married


Farroupilha War
Gonçalves da Silva family

She was born in 1798, the daughter of a Spanish-descended Uruguayan cattle rancher, Narciso Garcia, and Maria Gonzáles, from Povo Novo. In 1814 Caetana married Bento Gonçalves da Silva, who would later become the leader of the Farroupilha Revolt (1835-45), in Rio Grande do Sul (Flores, 101; 119). They had eight children. The couple went to live in Brazil in 1828. She supported Bento Gonçalves in his leadership of the Farroupilha Revolt, which established a separate federal republic in Rio Grande do Sul, in opposition to central rule from Rio de Janeiro. She died in 1872 and is buried in Camaquão, Rio Grande do Sul, as is her husband.


Flores, Moacyr (2002) República Rio-Grandense: Realidade e Utopia