The Liberator of Chile was London-taught with Sligo roots
Bernardo O’HIGGINS, Liberator of Chile and founder of the Chilean Navy (born 1778, the son of a Sligo father, died 1842)
lived and studied at, Clarence House, 2 The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 where there is a bust of him.
As a mark of the esteem in which he is held in Chile, there is a national park and at least one airport named in his honour. He is also honoured in Sligo and has featured on Chilean and Irish stamps. The bicentenary of Chilean independence will be celebrated in 2017.
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