La Corregidora, a woman behind the Mexican War of Independence


Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez
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La Corregidora or Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, María Josefa Crescencia Ortiz Téllez- Girón, popularly known as Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez (April 19, 1773 – March 2, 1829) was an insurgent and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence, which fought for independence against Spain, in the early 19th century. She was married to Miguel Dominguez, corregidor of the city of Querétaro, hence her nickname.

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