|Manuela and Simón|
After Simón’s death in 1830 from tuberculosis, his adversaries seized power. Now an unwelcome troublemaker, Manuela sought refuge first in Jamaica, then Peru. Penniless, she earned money selling tobacco, candy, and translating correspondence. She passed-away November 23, 1856 during an outbreak of diphtheria; her possessions were burned, and her body dumped in a communal grave.
|Manuela’s state burial in Venezuela|
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