Bernardo O'Higgins, a member of the O'Higgins family, was born in the Chilean city of Chillán in 1778, the illegitimate son of Ambrosio O'Higgins, 1st Marquis of Osorno,  a Spanish officer born in County Sligo, Ireland, who became governor of Chile and later viceroy of Peru.
Bernardo O'Higgins (August 20, 1778–October 24, 1842) was a Chilean landowner, general, president, and one of the leaders of its struggle for independence. Although he had no formal military training, O'Higgins took charge of the ragged rebel army and fought the Spanish from 1810 to 1818, when Chile achieved its independence.
Bernardo O’Higgins, (born probably Aug. 20, 1776/78, Chillán, Chile, Viceroyalty of Peru—died October 1842, Peru), South American revolutionary leader and first Chilean head of state (“supreme director,” 1817–23), who commanded the military forces that won independence from Spain.
Bernardo O’Higgins, (born probably Aug. 20, 1776/78, Chillán, Chile, Viceroyalty of La Plata—died October 1842, Peru), South American revolutionary leader and first Chilean head of state (1817–23). The illegitimate son of a Spanish officer of Irish origin, he was educated in Peru, Spain, and England, where his Chilean nationalism was ...
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (San Bartolomé de Chillán y Gamboa, Capitanía General de Chile, 20 de agosto de 1778-Lima, Perú; 24 de octubre de 1842) fue un militar y político chileno reconocido como uno de los «padres de la Patria de Chile» por su participación crucial en el proceso de independencia de Chile del Imperio español, tanto ...
Bernardo O'Higgins. (Chillán, Chile, 1778 - Lima, 1842) Político y militar chileno, libertador de Chile y primer presidente del país. Ganado tempranamente para la causa independentista, Bernardo O'Higgins figuró entre los máximos valedores de la «Patria Vieja» (1810-1814), primer intento de emancipación que terminó con la derrota a ...
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park (Spanish pronunciation: [beɾˈnaɾðo oˈxiɣins]) is the largest of the protected areas in Chile, covering an area of 3,525,901 ha (8,712,691 acres), in both the Aysén and Magallanes and Antártica Chilena regions.
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (August 20, 1778 - October 24, 1842), South American independence leader, was one of the commanders—together with José de San Martín —of the military forces that freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He is known as the "liberator of Chile."
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is located in the area of General Carrera Lake and Baker River. You can enjoy activities such as high mountain tour, mountain climbing and more. +56 2 2570 8620
Bernardo O’Higgins today is seen as one of the founding fathers of Chile and, along with San Martín and Bolivar, is housed in the highest pantheon of South American liberators. Yet from seemingly obscure beginnings, this man who had to fight to be recognized by his own father would fight to make his nation recognized on the world stage.