Ficciones de la historia. Zubiaga de Gamarra

TitleFicciones de la historia. Zubiaga de Gamarra
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBerg, Mary G.
EditorGuardia, Sara Beatriz
Book TitleLas mujeres en la independencia de América Latina
Pagination413 - 420
PublisherCentro de Estudios a Mujer Hispana en América Latina, CEMHAL

Francisca Zubiaga y Bernales (1803–1835) was the first lady of Peru from 1829 to 1833 because she was married  to president Augustin Gamarra (1785-1841), a Peruvian soldier and politician, who served as the 4th and 7th President of Peru. Gamarra was a Mestizo, being of mixed Spanish and Quechua descent.  Zubiaga de Gamarra became known for her courage after having accompanied her spouse on two expeditions to Upper Peru in 1828. In 1831, during the visit of her spouse to Bolivia, she faced and prevented the attempted coup by the vice president. Zubiaga de Gamarra was a controversial person already in her times. This book chapter explores the  narratives that rewrote and reinterpreted  the life of Francisca Zubiaga y Bernales in collective memory.

Translated TitleFictions of History. Zubiaga de Gamarra
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