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date: 06 August 2020

Sosa, Domingo locked

(1784–1866), Afro-Argentine military officer and state legislator,
  • María de Lourdes Ghidoli

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was born in 1784 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His parents, Agustín Sosa and Ana Abeleiro, were also natives of Buenos Aires. His father was also a soldier and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in the mixed-race Infantry Regiment of Pardos and Morenos. His first marriage was with Pascuala de la Roza Contreras, who died on 26 June 1851. He married again, this time to Petrona Mauriño, who died in Buenos Aires on 22 October 1859.

Domingo Sosa enlisted in the army on 1 February 1808, at the age of 24. On 3 September 1810 he was promoted to the rank of corporal soon after the revolution of 25 May the May Revolution which overthrew the Spanish viceroy Baltasar Cisneros and set up Argentina s first interim independent government In December of that same year his company was sent to the city of ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography.

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