Person    | Male  Born 20/8/1778  Died 24/10/1842

General Bernardo O'Higgins

Categories: Nationalism, Politics & Administration

Countries: Chile

Statesman. Born in Chile of both Irish and Spanish descent. Liberated Chile from Spanish rule during the Chilean War of Independence. He is considered one of Chile’s founding fathers and the Chilean football team O’Higgins FC is named after him. He was sent to Richmond in 1795 to complete his studies and developed his ideas of nationalism and Georgian liberalism through studying history and the arts there. Died in Lima, Peru.

Credit for this entry to: Oscar Kent-Egan

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
General Bernardo O'Higgins

Commemorated atInformation

Bernardo O’Higgins bust

This bust, erected 200 years after O'Higgins left Richmond, was designed by E...

Read More

Bernardo O'Higgins plaque

Bernado O’Higgins, 1778 - 1842, general, statesman and liberator of Chile, li...

Read More

Other Subjects

Ugo Foscolo

Ugo Foscolo

Poet and patriot. Born Niccolò Foscolo on the island of Zakynthos, which was then part of the Republic of Venice (now Greece). His writings include 'Letters of Ortis' and the poem ' I Sepolcri'. Wh...

Person, Nationalism, Poetry, Italy

1 memorial
Jose de San Martin

Jose de San Martin

Soldier and statesman. Born in present-day Argentina. An officer in the Spanish army but then a major player in the battle for independence from Spain for Argentina in 1812 and Chile in 1818. He fo...

Person, Nationalism, Politics & Administration, Argentina, Chile, France, Peru

3 memorials
Serbian Council of Great Britain

Serbian Council of Great Britain

An independent, non-profit, and non-political organisation established to promote the interests of the Serbian community in Great Britain. Founded in London after intensive consultations with the S...

Group, Community / Clubs, Nationalism, Serbia

1 memorial
John Alcindor

John Alcindor

Doctor. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (his birth date may have been the 9th of July 1873). He won a scholarship in 1892, which paid for his passage to Britain, where he studied in Edinburgh and G...

Person, Medicine, Nationalism, Caribbean Islands, Scotland

1 memorial