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Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme

 
 
Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme Marker
Inscription.
O'Higgins

Captain General
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme
Padre de la Patria y Libertador de Chile
1778-1842
"O vivir con honor o morir con gloria"

English translation:
O'Higgins

Captain General
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme
Father of the Nation and Liberator of Chile
1778-1842
"Live with honor or die with glory"

 
Location. 14° 34.982′ N, 90° 31.282′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from Avenida Las Americas just from 14a Calle. Click for map. The marker is on the walking trail along Avenida Las Americas in Zone 14 of Guatemala City.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benito Juárez (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); General José de San Martín (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia (approx. one kilometer away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Carlos Merida (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme.
Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme Marker
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (1778–1842) was a Chilean independence leader who, together with José de San Martín, freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Spanish and Irish ancestry. Although he was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile's founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state. Adapted from Wikipedia
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on October 2, 2016.
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