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 María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaiza

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María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaiza

Birth
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Death 20 Jan 1803 (aged 21)
Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Burial Caracas, Municipio Bolivariano Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela
Plot Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas
Memorial ID 160322559 View Source
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Died after contracting Yellow Fever.

Born: Maria Teresa Josefa Antonia Joaquina Rodriguez del Toro Alyza.

Wife of Simon Bolivar, they married in 1802 after a two-year courtship. She died eight months after their marriage.

She was related to the aristocratic families of the Marqués del Toro of Caracas and the Marqués de Inicio of Madrid.

Maria Teresa was the only daughter of Bernardo Rodriguez del Toro and Ascanio born in Caracas, Venezuela, in a family with origins in the municipality canary of Teror, and Benita of Alayza Medrano, a native of Valladolid, Spain. He was born in Madrid, October 15, 1781, during the reign of King Carlos III. That night, the Spanish dramatic company staged the play Teatro Principal Faust. Maria Teresa was deeply linked to Caracas society. Her father was the brother of the third Marquis del Toro, Sebastian Rodriguez del Toro and Ascanio, Francisco Jose Rodriguez del Toro and Ibarra.


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