#OTD in 1842 – Death of Chilean independence leader, Bernardo O’Higgins.

Although O’Higgins was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile’s founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state. O’Higgins was of Spanish and Irish ancestry. Bernardo O’Higgins, a member of the O’Higgins Family, was born in the Chilean city […]

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#OTD in 1842 – Death of Chilean independence leader, Bernardo O’Higgins, who, together with José de San Martín, freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.

Although O’Higgins was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile’s founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state. O’Higgins was of Spanish and Irish ancestry. Bernardo O’Higgins, a member of the O’Higgins Family, was born in the Chilean city […]

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1842 – Death of Bernardo O’Higgins in Lima, Peru.

Although O’Higgins was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile’s founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state. O’Higgins was of Spanish and Irish ancestry. Bernardo O’Higgins, a member of the O’Higgins Family, was born in the Chilean city […]

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