Bernardo O'Higgins

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Bernardo O'Higgins
2nt Supreme Director o Chile
In office
17 Februar 1817 – 2 8Januar 1823
Precedit bi José Miguel Carrera
Succeeded by Ramón Freire
Personal details
Born August 20, 1778(1778-08-20)
Chillán, Chile
Deed October 24, 1842(1842-10-24) (agit 64)
Lima, Peru
Occupation Heid o State, Military
Releegion Atheist

Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (Spainyie pronunciation: [berˈnarðo oˈxiɣins]; August 20, 1778 – October 24, 1842) wis a Chilean independence leader who, thegither wi José de San Martín, freed Chile frae Spainyie rule in the Chilean War o Independence. Although he wis the seicont Supreme Director o Chile (1817–1823), he is considered ane o Chile's foondin faithers, as he wis the first haulder o this title tae heid a fully independent Chilean state. O'Higgins wis o Erse an Basque descent.