Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Mexico 1000 Pesos 1984 VG
Front: Scholar, poet, nun and writer Juana de Asbaje
Back: Plaza de Santo Domingo in Mexico City

Sor Juana was born (November 12, 1651. Some biographers record her birth year as [1648,] – April 17, 1695).
She was known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and also by her full name: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de Asbaje (or Asuaje) y Ramírez de Santillana.
Sor Juana was a self-taught Novohispana scholar, nun, poet, and a writer of the Baroque school. Though she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish empire, she is considered a Mexican writer, and a precursor to later Mexican literature.
Interesting to read: The Imperfect Sex: Why Is Sor Juana Not a Saint?
by Jorge Majfud

Facade of the Church of Santo Domingo.

Santo Domingo in Mexico City refers to the Church of Santo Domingo and its Plaza, also called Santo Domingo. Both are located three blocks north of the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral following Republica de Brasil Street with Belisario Dominguez Street separating the two. Officially known as the Señor de la Expiración Chapel,[2] the church is located on the north side of Belisario Dominguez and faces the plaza. It is all that is left from the first monastery to be established in New Spain.
Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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