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O'Higgins, Bernardo

Born: 1778 AD
Died: 1842 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Chilean
Categories: Politician


1778 - Born on the 28th of August in Chillan, Chile.

1810 - He joined the nationalist rebels fighting for independence from Spain.

1817 - He went back on the offensive with the aid of Argentine General Jose de San Martin.

       - He led a Cavalry charge that won the Battle of Chacabuco.

1823 - He was deposed by a conservative coup.

       - He organized the Chilean Army and the first Chilean Navy.

1842 - He died on the 24th of October in Lima, Peru. 


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