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.
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