Adela Zamudio Rivero, famous bolivian poetress, educator and politician, was born in the city of Cochabamba on October 11th 1854. Her father was Adolfo Zamudio, an engineer, her mother was Modesta Rivero, born in La Paz.
It is know that Mrs. Modesta studied literature, since several poems were found dedicated to her sons. Adela had three brothers Mauro, Arturo, Máximo and one sister Amalia; three of which died at an early age.
Adela Zamudio was baptized the 23d of October of that same year with the name Juana Plácida Adela Rafaela Zamudio Rivera.
Adela Zamudio fought for woman's rights and was the founder of several educational institutions in Cochabamba. She is one of the most influential cochabambines of the 19th century. Her works and legacy have greatly determined the shape of nowadays Cochabamba and Bolivia.
October 11 was declared by national authorities as “Day of the Bolivian Woman” in honor of Adela Zamudio.