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, (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 (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 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 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.
O'Higgins, Bernardo (1778–1842) South American revolutionary leader and ruler of Chile. A member of the revolutionary junta in colonial Chile, O'Higgins commanded the army against the Spanish. Defeated in 1814, he joined José de San Martín in Argentina to defeat the Spanish at Chacabuco (1817).
Bernardo O'Higgins was born on August 20, 1778. He was the illegitimate son of Ambrose O'Higgins, an ambitious Irishman employed in the Spanish colonial service and Isabel Riquelme, a member of a wealthy family of Spanish colonists. By 1788 Don Ambrosio, as Bernardo's father was known, had been appointed Governor-General of Chile.
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme ( Spanish pronunciation: [beɾˈnaɾðo oˈ (x)iɣins] ⓘ; 20 August 1778 – 24 October 1842) was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Basque - Spanish and Irish ancestry.
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 was a Chilean military and political leader. He led Chilean forces to win independence from Spain. Spain had ruled much of Latin America ( Mexico, Central America, and South America) for centuries. It divided its territories into viceroyalties. Chile was part of the Viceroyalty of Peru. Early Life and Education