Policarpa Salavarrieta, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Policarpa Salavarrieta

Colombian spy

Date of Birth: 26-Jan-1795

Place of Birth: Guaduas, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia

Date of Death: 14-Nov-1817

Profession: dressmaker, spy

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Policarpa Salavarrieta

  • Policarpa Salavarrieta (c.
  • 26 January 1795 – 14 November 1817), also known as "La Pola," was a Neogranadine seamstress who spied for the Revolutionary Forces during the Spanish Reconquista of the Viceroyalty of New Granada.
  • She was captured by Spanish Royalists and ultimately executed for high treason.
  • The Day of the Colombian Woman is commemorated on the anniversary of her death.
  • She is now considered a heroine of the independence of Colombia.

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