Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Aguilar, María

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AGUILAR, María, Mexican author, b. in Atlixco, near Puebla, 3 March, 1695; d. 25 Feb., 1756. She entered the nunnery of Santa Rosa, of Puebla, at the age of nineteen, and in 1740 was elected abbess of her convent. Her conventional name was Sor María Águeda de San Ignacio, and she was highly esteemed for her scholarship and zeal. She wrote several religious books, which were printed in Puebla and in the city of Mexico.