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Policarpa Salavarrieta

1795 - 1817

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Policarpa Salavarrieta has received more than 255,727 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Policarpa Salavarrieta is the 282nd most popular social activist (down from 259th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Colombia (up from 38th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Colombian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Policarpa Salavarrieta ranks 282 out of 538Before her are Eglantyne Jebb, Josephine Butler, Greta Thunberg, Pavel Pestel, Christa Schroeder, and Russell Means. After her are Cho Man-sik, Cut Nyak Dhien, Meshadi Azizbekov, Allan Octavian Hume, Diana Budisavljević, and Dhondo Keshav Karve.

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Among people born in 1795, Policarpa Salavarrieta ranks 32Before her are Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Antoine-Louis Barye, Charles Barry, Anton Schindler, and Dingane kaSenzangakhona. After her are Thomas Arnold, Ghazi Muhammad, Arthur Morin, James Barry, Karl Eichwald, and Carl Anton von Meyer. Among people deceased in 1817, Policarpa Salavarrieta ranks 29Before her are Jean-André Deluc, Giacomo Quarenghi, Ibrahim Bey, Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, Andrea Appiani, and Joseph von Sonnenfels. After her are Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, William Gregor, Jean-Sifrein Maury, Martín Javier Mina y Larrea, Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, and Anna Maria Lenngren.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Policarpa Salavarrieta ranks 37 out of 306Before her are Álvaro Mutis (1923), Luis Garavito (1957), John Leguizamo (1964), Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900), Camilo Torres Restrepo (1929), and Juan Pablo Montoya (1975). After her are Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), Juanes (1972), Laura Montoya (1874), Alfonso López Trujillo (1935), Omayra Sánchez (1972), and Iván Córdoba (1976).


Among social activists born in Colombia, Policarpa Salavarrieta ranks 2Before her are Camilo Torres Restrepo (1929).