Bernardo O'Higgins

1778 - 1842

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Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (Spanish pronunciation: [beɾˈnaɾðo oˈ(x)iɣins] (listen); 1778–1842) was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Spanish and Irish ancestry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardo O'Higgins has received more than 727,289 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Bernardo O'Higgins is the 2,265th most popular politician (down from 2,092nd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Chile (down from 8th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chilean Politician.

Bernardo O'Higgins is most famous for being the first president of Chile.

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Among politicians, Bernardo O'Higgins ranks 2,265 out of 15,710Before him are Louis, Duke of Orléans, Artur Axmann, Abdullah II of Jordan, Ivan I of Moscow, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia. After him are Miloš Obrenović, Yaśodharā, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Sebastián Piñera, Lu Xun, and Harald Greycloak.

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Among people born in 1778, Bernardo O'Higgins ranks 10Before him are Marie Thérèse of France, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, and Fernando Sor. After him are Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Clemens Brentano, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, and Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Among people deceased in 1842, Bernardo O'Higgins ranks 5Before him are Stendhal, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Luigi Cherubini, and Constanze Mozart. After him are Jules Dumont d'Urville, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Clemens Brentano, Dominique Jean Larrey, Pierre Cambronne, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, and Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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Among people born in Chile, Bernardo O'Higgins ranks 9 out of 225Before him are Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Víctor Jara (1932), Gabriela Mistral (1889), and Luis Sepúlveda (1949). After him are Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), Violeta Parra (1917), Patricio Aylwin (1918), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), and Roberto Bolaño (1953).


Among politicians born in Chile, Bernardo O'Higgins ranks 4Before him are Augusto Pinochet (1915), Salvador Allende (1908), and Michelle Bachelet (1951). After him are Sebastián Piñera (1949), Patricio Aylwin (1918), Eduardo Frei Montalva (1911), Ricardo Lagos (1938), Luis Corvalán (1916), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1942), Jorge Alessandri (1896), and Orlando Letelier (1932).