Maria Mercedes Fontecilla y Fernandez de Valdivieso was a First Lady of Chile.
Mercedes Fontecilla was born in Santiago, the daughter of Diego Antonio Fontecilla Palacios and of Rosa Fernandez de Valdivieso y Portusagasti. She married Jose Miguel Carrera Verdugo on August 20, 1814, and together they had five children: Francisca Javiera, Roberta, Rosa, Josefa and Jose Miguel After the defeat of Rancagua, together with her husband, she emigrated to Argentina. Mercedes Fontecilla followed him during all his campaigns and was allowed to return to Chile only in 1821.
After the execution of General Carrera in 1823, she married Diego ...
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