Famous people on Chile's street names


Bernardo O'Higgins

Bernardo O'Higgins 165 Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Basque-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.

Arturo Prat

Arturo Prat 129 Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón was a Chilean lawyer and navy officer. He was killed in the Battle of Iquique, during the War of the Pacific.

Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza

Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza 71 Manuel Xavier Rodríguez Erdoíza was a Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile. Rodríguez was of Basque descent.

José Manuel Balmaceda

José Manuel Balmaceda 70 José Manuel Emiliano Balmaceda Fernández served as the 10th President of Chile from September 18, 1886, to August 29, 1891. Balmaceda was part of the Castilian-Basque aristocracy in Chile. While he was president, his political disagreements with the Chilean congress led to the 1891 Chilean Civil War, following which he shot and killed himself.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín 64 José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, nicknamed "the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru", was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.


Caupolicán 55 Caupolicán was a toqui or war leader of the Mapuche people, who led the resistance of his people against the Spanish Conquistadors who invaded the territory of today's Chile during the sixteenth century. His rule as Toqui lasted roughly from 1553-1558 AD.

Ramón Freire

Ramón Freire 53 Ramón Saturnino Andrés Freire y Serrano was a Chilean political figure. He was head of state on several occasions, and enjoyed a numerous following until the War of the Confederation. Ramón Freire was one of the principal leaders of the liberal Pipiolo movement. He has been praised by historian Gabriel Salazar as the most democratic leader of the early republican period in Chile.


Lautaro 53 Lautaro was a young Mapuche toqui known for leading the indigenous resistance against Spanish conquest in Chile and developing the tactics that would continue to be employed by the Mapuche during the long-running Arauco War. Levtaru was captured by Spanish forces in his early youth, and he spent his teenage years as a personal servant of chief conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, but escaped in 1551. Back among his people he was declared toqui and led Mapuche warriors into a series of victories against the Spanish, culminating in the Battle of Tucapel in December 1553, where Pedro of Valdivia was killed. The outbreak of a typhus plague, a drought and a famine prevented the Mapuche from taking further actions to expel the Spanish in 1554 and 1555. Between 1556 and 1557, a small group of Mapuche commanded by Levtaru attempted to reach Santiago to liberate the whole of Central Chile from Spanish rule. Levtaru's attempts ended in 1557 when he was killed in an ambush by the Spanish.

Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral 52 Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator, and Catholic. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order or Third Franciscan order. She was the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her image is featured on the 5,000 Chilean peso banknote.

Pedro Aguirre Cerda

Pedro Aguirre Cerda 51 Pedro Abelino Aguirre Cerda was a Chilean political figure, educator, and lawyer who served as the 22nd president of Chile from 1938 until his death in 1941. A member of the Radical Party since 1906, he was chosen by the left-wing Popular Front coalition as its candidate for the 1938 presidential election and won. He had previously served as deputy for San Felipe, Putaendo and Los Andes from 1915 to 1918, Minister of the Interior from January to September 1918 under president Juan Luis Sanfuentes, deputy for Santiago from 1918 to 1921, Minister of Justice and Public Instruction from 1920 to 1921 under president Arturo Alessandri, and senator for Concepción from 1921 to 1927. He died two years and eleven months into his presidency on November 25, 1941, at the age of 62, from tuberculosis.

José Miguel Carrera

José Miguel Carrera 45 José Miguel Carrera Verdugo was a Chilean general, formerly Spanish military, member of the prominent Carrera family, and considered one of the founders of independent Chile. Carrera was the most important leader of the Chilean War of Independence during the period of the Patria Vieja. After the Spanish "Reconquista de Chile" ("Reconquest"), he continued campaigning from exile after defeat. His opposition to the leaders of independent Argentina and Chile, San Martín and O'Higgins respectively, made him live in exile in Montevideo. From Montevideo Carrera traveled to Argentina where he joined the struggle against the unitarians. Carreras' small army was eventually left isolated in the Province of Buenos Aires from the other federalist forces. In this difficult situation Carrera decided to cross to native-controlled lands all the way to Chile to once and for all overthrow Chilean Supreme Director O'Higgins. His passage to Chile, which was his ultimate goal, was opposed by Argentine politicians and he engaged together with indigenous tribes, among them the Ranquel, in a campaign against the southern provinces of Argentina. After the downfall of Carrera's ally, the Republic of Entre Ríos, and several victories against the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, Carrera's men were finally defeated by numerically superior forces near Mendoza. Carrera was then betrayed by one of his Argentine helpers, leading to his capture and execution in that city.

Pedro de Valdivia

Pedro de Valdivia 45 Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia or Valdiva was a Spanish conquistador and the first royal governor of Chile. After serving with the Spanish army in Italy and Flanders, he was sent to South America in 1534, where he served as lieutenant under Francisco Pizarro in Peru, acting as his second in command.

Ignacio Carrera Pinto

Ignacio Carrera Pinto 45 Ignacio Carrera Pinto was a Chilean hero of the War of the Pacific. Carrera and his 77 men of the Fourth Company of Chacabuco are regarded in Chile as great heroes, and are commonly referred to as the "Héroes de la Concepción", after all were killed in the Battle of La Concepción.

Manuel Baquedano

Manuel Baquedano 42 Manuel Jesús Baquedano González was a Chilean soldier and politician, who served as Commander-in-chief of the Army during the War of the Pacific, and briefly as President of Chile during the civil war of 1891.

Diego Portales

Diego Portales 42 Diego José Pedro Víctor Portales y Palazuelos was a Chilean statesman and entrepreneur. As a minister of president José Joaquín Prieto's government, he played a pivotal role in shaping the state and politics in the 19th century, delivering with the Constitution of 1833 the framework of the Chilean state for almost a century. Portales' influential political policies included unitarianism, presidentialism and conservatism which led to the consolidation of Chile as a constitutional, authoritarian republic with the franchise restricted to upper class men.

Manuel Bulnes

Manuel Bulnes 41 Manuel Bulnes Prieto was a Chilean military and political figure. He was twice President of Chile, from 1841 to 1846 and from 1846 to 1851.

Aníbal Pinto

Aníbal Pinto 38 Aníbal Pinto Garmendia was a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile between 1876 and 1881.

Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna

Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna 38 Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna was a Chilean writer, journalist, historian and politician. Vicuña Mackenna was of Irish and Basque descent.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 35 Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Genoa who completed four Spanish-based voyages across the Atlantic Ocean sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and European colonization of the Americas. His expeditions were the first known European contact with the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Manuel Montt

Manuel Montt 35 Manuel Francisco Antonio Julián Montt Torres was a Chilean statesman and scholar. He was twice elected President of Chile between 1851 and 1861.

Juan de Dios Aldea

Juan de Dios Aldea 35 Juan de Dios Aldea (1853–1879) was a Chilean marine. His remains rest in the crypt of the Monument to the Heroes of the Battle of Iquique, in Valparaíso.

Pedro Montt

Pedro Montt 32 Pedro Elías Pablo Montt Montt was a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile from 1906 to his death from a probable stroke in 1910. His government furthered railroad and manufacturing activities but ignored pressing social and labour problems.

Manuel Blanco Encalada

Manuel Blanco Encalada 30 Manuel José Blanco y Calvo de Encalada was a vice-admiral in the Chilean Navy, a political figure, and Chile's first President (Provisional) (1826).

Juan José Latorre

Juan José Latorre 28 Juan José Latorre Benavente Chilean Vice Admiral, one of the principal actors of the War of the Pacific, and hero of the Battle of Angamos.

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi 28 Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, known as Francis of Assisi, was an Italian mystic, poet and Catholic friar who founded the religious order of the Franciscans. He was inspired to lead a Christian life of poverty as a beggar and itinerant preacher. One of the most venerated figures in Christianity, Francis was canonized by Pope Gregory IX on 16 July 1228. He is commonly portrayed wearing a brown habit with a rope tied around his waist, featuring three knots that symbolize the three Franciscan vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Eleuterio Ramírez

Eleuterio Ramírez 27 Eleuterio Ramírez Molina was a Chilean lieutenant colonel. He founded the Foro Militar military newspaper in 1871.

Alberto Hurtado

Alberto Hurtado 27 Alberto Hurtado, popularly known in Chile as Padre Hurtado, was a Chilean Jesuit priest, lawyer, social worker, and writer, of Basque ancestry. He founded the Hogar de Cristo foundation in 1944. He was canonized on October 23, 2005, by Pope Benedict XVI, becoming his country's second saint.

Federico Errázuriz Zañartu

Federico Errázuriz Zañartu 26 Federico Marcos del Rosario Errázuriz Zañartu was a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile between 1871 and 1876.


Galvarino 26 Galvarino was a famous Mapuche warrior during the majority of the early part of the Arauco War. He fought and was taken prisoner along with one hundred and fifty other Mapuche, in the Battle of Lagunillas against governor García Hurtado de Mendoza. As punishment for insurrection, some of these prisoners were condemned to amputation of their right hand and nose, while others such as Galvarino had both hands cut off. Galvarino and the rest were then released as a lesson and warning for the rest of the Mapuche. Mendoza sent him to inform general Caupolicán of the number and quality of the people which had entered their land again, to put some fear into him, among other means that were tried, so that he might submit without coming to blows.

Camilo Henríquez

Camilo Henríquez 25 Friar José Camilo Henríquez González was a priest, author, politician, and is considered an intellectual antecedent to and founding father of the Republic of Chile for his passionate leadership and influential writings. He was also one of the most important early South American newspaper writers and wrote several essays, most notably the Proclama de Quirino Lemachez, which promoted Chilean independence and liberty. He also wrote under the pseudonym Quirino Lemachez.

Mary, mother of Jesus

Mary, mother of Jesus 25 Mary was a first-century Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus. She is a central figure of Christianity, venerated under various titles such as virgin or queen, many of them mentioned in the Litany of Loreto. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God. Other Protestant views on Mary vary, with some holding her to have lesser status.

Diego Barros Arana

Diego Barros Arana 25 Diego Jacinto Agustín Barros Arana was a Chilean professor, legislator, minister and diplomat. He is considered the most important Chilean historian of the 19th century. His main work General History of Chile is a 15-volume work that spanned over 300 years of the nation's history.

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda 25 Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924).

José María Caro Rodríguez

José María Caro Rodríguez 23 José María Caro Rodríguez was a Chilean Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Santiago from 1939 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1946 by Pope Pius XII.

Francisco Bilbao

Francisco Bilbao 22 Francisco Bilbao Barquín was a Chilean writer, philosopher and liberal politician.                 

Manuel Antonio Matta

Manuel Antonio Matta 22 Manuel Antonio Matta was a Chilean politician, lawyer and writer and founder of the Radical Party of Chile along with Pedro Leon Gallo.

Patricio Lynch

Patricio Lynch 22 Patricio Javier de los Dolores Lynch y Solo de Zaldívar was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and a rear admiral in the Chilean Navy, and one of the principal figures of the later stages of the War of the Pacific. He has been nicknamed the "Last Viceroy of Peru", and the Chinese slave-labourers he liberated from the Peruvian haciendas called him the "Red Prince" because of his red hair.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 21 Joseph was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.

Andrés Bello

Andrés Bello 19 Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López was a Venezuelan humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.

Carlos Condell

Carlos Condell 19 Carlos Arnaldo Condell De La Haza was a Chilean naval officer and hero of the Battle of Punta Gruesa during the start of the War of the Pacific.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci 18 Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Florence, from whose name the term "America" is derived.

Joaquín Prieto

Joaquín Prieto 18 Joaquín Prieto Vial was a Chilean military and political figure. He was twice President of Chile between 1831 and 1841. Joaquín Prieto was of Spanish and Basque descent.

Saint Peter

Saint Peter 18 Saint Peter, also known as Peter the Apostle, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Christian Church. He appears repeatedly and prominently in all four New Testament gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Catholic tradition accredits Peter as the first bishop of Rome‍—‌or pope‍—‌and also as the first bishop of Antioch.

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan 18 Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer best known for having planned and led the 1519 Spanish expedition to the East Indies across the Pacific Ocean to open a maritime trade route, during which he discovered the interoceanic passage thereafter bearing his name and achieved the first European navigation to Asia via the Pacific. After his death, this expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe in 1519–22 in the service of Spain.

Rafael Sotomayor

Rafael Sotomayor 18 Rafael Sotomayor Baeza was a Chilean lawyer and politician. As Minister of War and Navy he was the main organiser of Chilean forces during the War of the Pacific. He died of a stroke while on campaign.

Vicente Pérez Rosales

Vicente Pérez Rosales 17 Vicente Pérez Rosales was a politician, traveller, merchant, miner and Chilean diplomat that organised the colonisation by Germans and Chileans of the Llanquihue area. Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park is named after him.

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald 17 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald GCB, styled Lord Cochrane between 1778 and 1831, was a Scottish naval officer, peer, mercenary and politician. Serving during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in the Royal Navy, his naval successes led Napoleon to nickname him le Loup des Mers. He was successful in virtually all of his naval actions.

Antonio Varas

Antonio Varas 16 Antonio Varas de la Barra was a Chilean political figure. He began his political career as a Conservative, but was later a member of the National Party, of which he was one of the founders in 1857. He served several times as minister.

Galvarino Riveros Cárdenas

Galvarino Riveros Cárdenas 16 José Galvarino Riveros Cárdenas was a Chilean naval officer, Commander of the Chilean Squadron during the War of the Pacific.

Luis Cruz Martínez

Luis Cruz Martínez 16 Luis Cruz Martinez was a lieutenant of the 6th. second company of Regiment "Chacabuco" and hero of the Battle of La Concepción, during the War of the Pacific in 1882, in Chilean occupied territory.

José Joaquín Pérez

José Joaquín Pérez 16 José Joaquín Pérez Mascayano was a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile between 1861 and 1871.

Ignacio Serrano

Ignacio Serrano 16 Ignacio Serrano, also known as José Ignacio Serrano was a Mexican painter and lithographer of the 19th century. He was the first lithography docent at San Carlos Academy, where he also served as Principal.

Diego de Almagro

Diego de Almagro 16 Diego de Almagro, also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo, was a Spanish conquistador known for his exploits in western South America. He participated with Francisco Pizarro in the Spanish conquest of Peru. While subduing the Inca Empire he laid the foundation for Quito and Trujillo as Spanish cities in present-day Ecuador and Peru respectively. From Peru, Almagro led the first Spanish military expedition to central Chile. Back in Peru, a longstanding conflict with Pizarro over the control of the former Inca capital of Cuzco erupted into a civil war between the two bands of conquistadores. In the battle of Las Salinas in 1538, Almagro was defeated by the Pizarro brothers and months later he was executed.

Jorge Alessandri

Jorge Alessandri 16 Jorge Eduardo Alessandri Rodríguez was the 26th President of Chile from 1958 to 1964, and was the candidate of the Chilean right in the crucial presidential election of 1970, which he lost to Salvador Allende. He was the son of Arturo Alessandri, who was president from 1920 to 1925 and again from 1932 to 1938.

Eusebio Lillo

Eusebio Lillo 16 Eusebio Lillo Robles was a poet, journalist and politician. He is the author of the lyrics of the Chilean National Anthem.

Paul the Apostle

Paul the Apostle 15 Paul, commonly known as Paul the Apostle and Saint Paul, was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first-century world. For his contributions towards the New Testament, he is generally regarded as one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age, and he also founded several Christian communities in Asia Minor and Europe from the mid-40s to the mid-50s AD.

Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian 15 Sebastian was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed during the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians. He was initially tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows, though this did not kill him. He was, according to tradition, rescued and healed by Irene of Rome, which became a popular subject in 17th-century painting. In all versions of the story, shortly after his recovery he went to Diocletian to warn him about his sins, and as a result was clubbed to death. He is venerated in the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church.

Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima 15 Rose of Lima, TOSD was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe penance and her care of the poverty stricken of the city through her own private efforts. Rose of Lima was born to a noble family and is the patron saint of embroidery, gardening and cultivation of blooming flowers. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist 15 John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as Saint John the Forerunner in Eastern Orthodoxy, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, Saint John by certain Catholic churches, and Prophet Yahya in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively referred to as John the Baptiser.

Pedro Lagos

Pedro Lagos 15 Pedro Lagos Marchant was a Chilean infantry commander. He is best remembered for commanding the assault and capture of the city of Arica during the War of the Pacific.

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua 14 Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar 14 Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.

Paula Jaraquemada

Paula Jaraquemada 14 Paula Jaraquemada Alquizar (1768–1851) was one of Chile's most outstanding patriots in the struggle for independence from Spain.

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic 13 Saint Dominic,, also known as Dominic de Guzmán, was a Castilian Catholic priest and the founder of the Dominican Order. He is the patron saint of astronomers and natural scientists, and he and his order are traditionally credited with spreading and popularizing the rosary. He is alternatively called Dominic of Osma, Dominic of Caleruega, and Domingo Félix de Guzmán.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 13 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Carlos Ibáñez del Campo

Carlos Ibáñez del Campo 13 General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo was a Chilean Army officer and political figure. He served as President twice, first between 1927 and 1931, and then from 1952 to 1958, serving for 10 years in office.

Javiera Carrera

Javiera Carrera 13 Francisca Xaviera Eudoxia Rudecinda Carmen de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo, better known as Javiera Carrera, was a Chilean independence activist. Together with her brothers José Miguel, Juan José and Luis, she was one of the leading figures of the early Chilean struggle for independence during the period known as the Patria Vieja. She is credited with having sewn the first national flag of Chile and is considered to be the "Mother of Chile".

Ramón Barros Luco

Ramón Barros Luco 13 Ramón Barros Luco was President of Chile between 1910 and 1915.                                     

Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende 13 Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean socialist politician who served as the 28th president of Chile from 1970 until his death in 1973. As a democratic socialist committed to democracy, he has been described as the first Marxist to be elected president in a liberal democracy in Latin America.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy 12 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to as JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was the youngest person elected president. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his foreign policy concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in both houses of the United States Congress prior to his presidency.

José Victorino Lastarria

José Victorino Lastarria 12 José Victorino Lastarria was a Chilean writer, legislative deputy, senator, diplomat, and finance minister.

Isabel Riquelme

Isabel Riquelme 12 María Isabel Riquelme de la Barrera y Meza, was the mother of Chilean independence leader Bernardo O'Higgins. Isabel Riquelme was of Basque descent.

Domingo Santa María

Domingo Santa María 12 Domingo Santa María González was a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile between 1881 and 1886.

Louis of Toulouse

Louis of Toulouse 11 Saint Louis of Toulouse, also known as Louis of Anjou, was a Neapolitan prince of the Capetian House of Anjou and a Catholic bishop.

José Manuel Infante

José Manuel Infante 11 José Manuel Infante Montt fue un abogado, juez y político chileno.                                 

Miguel Luis Amunátegui

Miguel Luis Amunátegui 11 Miguel Luis Amunátegui Aldunate was a Chilean historian, politician, and writer. He was the brother of fellow historian Gregorio Víctor Amunátegui Aldunate.

Ernesto Riquelme

Ernesto Riquelme 10 Ernesto Riquelme Venegas fue un marino y bombero chileno.                                           

Alonso de Ercilla

Alonso de Ercilla 10 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga was a Spanish soldier and poet, born in Madrid. While in Chile (1556–63) he fought against the Araucanians (Mapuche), and there he began the epic poem La Araucana, considered one of the greatest epics of the Spanish Golden Age. This heroic work in 37 cantos is divided into three parts, published in 1569, 1578, and 1589. It celebrates both the violence of the conquistadors and the courage of the Araucanians.

Cornelio Saavedra

Cornelio Saavedra 10 Cornelio Judas Tadeo de Saavedra y Rodríguez was an Argentine military officer and statesman. He was instrumental in the May Revolution, the first step of Argentina's independence from Spain, and became the first head of state of the autonomous country that would become Argentina when he was appointed president of the Primera Junta.

Basilio Urrutia

Basilio Urrutia 10 Basilio José Urrutia Vásquez fue un militar y político chileno que tuvo el grado de General de División y fue el General más antiguo de Ejército y General en Jefe del Ejército de la Frontera desde el 1 de enero de 1876 al 7 de abril de 1879. Participó en conflictos bélicos de Chile, tanto externos como fratricidas, entre la Guerra contra la Confederación Perú-Boliviana e inicios de la Guerra del Pacífico. Públicamente también se desempeñó como ministro de Estado e intendente de la República.

Raúl Silva Henríquez

Raúl Silva Henríquez 10 Raúl Silva Henríquez SDB was a Chilean prelate of the Catholic Church, a cardinal from 1962. He served as Archbishop of Santiago de Chile from 1961 to 1983 and as Bishop of Valparaíso from 1959 to 1961. Both as Archbishop and in retirement, he was an advocate for social justice and democracy and a forthright vocal critic of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet—"a constant thorn in the Government's side".

Vicente Huidobro

Vicente Huidobro 10 Vicente García-Huidobro Fernández was a Chilean poet born to an aristocratic family. He promoted the avant-garde literary movement in Chile and was the creator and greatest exponent of the literary movement called Creacionismo ("Creationism").

Gabriel González Videla

Gabriel González Videla 10 Gabriel Enrique González Videla was a Chilean politician and lawyer who served as the 24th president of Chile from 1946 to 1952. He had previously been a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1930 to 1941 and senator for Tarapacá and Antofagasta from 1945 to 1946. A long-time member and leader in the Radical Party, he left the party in 1971 over its support for socialist president Salvador Allende. From 1973 until his death in 1980 he became an active collaborator and participant in the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, acting as vice president of the Council of State from 1976 onwards. As vice president of the council, he helped draft the current Chilean constitution of 1980.

Violeta Parra

Violeta Parra 10 Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean composer, singer-songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music that would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile.

Manuel Hipólito Orella

Manuel Hipólito Orella 9 Agustín Manuel Hipólito Orella Macaya, known simply as Manuel Hipólito Orella, was a Chilean naval officer who made a career in the Chilean Navy. He was one of the first Chilean midshipmen who entered the nascent navy in 1818. He joined the First Chilean Navy Squadron and participated in the naval war for the independence of Chile and Peru. Likewise, also spent time in the Chilean Army in the infantry branch. Furthermore, he held several important positions in the navy until his death in 1857.

Francisco de Aguirre (conquistador)

Francisco de Aguirre (conquistador) 9 Francisco de Aguirre was a Spanish conquistador who participated in the conquest of Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Pedro León Gallo

Pedro León Gallo 9 Pedro León Díaz Gallo was an Argentine statesman and Catholic priest. He was a representative to the Congress of Tucumán which on 9 July 1816 declared the Independence of Argentina.

Carrera family

Carrera family 9 The Carrera family of Chile became politically influential during the colonial period and played a significant role in the Chilean independence. They remained politically important throughout the 19th century.

Juan Martínez de Rozas

Juan Martínez de Rozas 9 Juan Martínez de Rozas Correa was a Chilean lawyer and politician, he was also the first leader in the Chilean fight for independence.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 9 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Juan Antonio Ríos

Juan Antonio Ríos 9 Juan Antonio Ríos Morales was a Chilean political figure who served as president of Chile from 1942 to 1946, during the height of World War II. He died in office.

José Santos Ossa

José Santos Ossa 8 José Santos Ossa Vega fue un minero, explorador y exitoso empresario y banquero de la industria del salitre chileno. Se le atribuye la fundación del poblado de Antofagasta.

Santiago Bueras

Santiago Bueras 8 José Antonio Santiago María Estanislao Bueras y Avaría fue un militar chileno que se unió en 1810 al naciente ejército chileno y luego luchó en la guerra de la Independencia de Chile. Se le conoce por su actuación durante la campaña de la Patria Vieja entre 1813 y 1814, por haber organizado la guerrilla revolucionaria en Aconcagua en 1816 y su participación en la batalla de Maipú en 1818, en donde es herido de muerte. Debido a su origen campestre, se le dio el apodo de “Huaso Bueras”.

Eduardo Frei Montalva

Eduardo Frei Montalva 8 Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva was a Chilean political leader. In his long political career, he was Minister of Public Works, president of his Christian Democratic Party, senator, President of the Senate, and the 27th president of Chile from 1964 to 1970. His eldest son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, also became president of Chile (1994–2000).

Saint Anne

Saint Anne 8 According to apocrypha, as well as Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary, the wife of Joachim and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. Mary's mother is not named in the Bible's canonical gospels. In writing, Anne's name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James seems to be the earliest that mentions them. The mother of Mary is mentioned but not named in the Quran.


Michimalonco 8 Michima Lonco was a Picunche chief said to be a great warrior, born in the Aconcagua Valley and educated in Cusco by the Inca Empire. He presented himself to the Spaniards, naked and covered by a black pigmentation.


Lascar 8 A lascar was a sailor or militiaman from the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Arab world, British Somaliland or other lands east of the Cape of Good Hope who was employed on European ships from the 16th century until the mid-20th century.

Rayén Quitral

Rayén Quitral 8 María Georgina Quitral Espinoza, more commonly known as Rayén Quitral, was a Chilean soprano and stage actress of Mapuche and Picunche descent. Known for her performance of the character of the "Queen of the Night" in the opera The Magic Flute, she was also known for regularly appearing in indigenous Mapuche dress, publicly displaying pride for her indigenous ancestry.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento 7 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide range of genres and topics, from journalism to autobiography, to political philosophy and history. He was a member of a group of intellectuals, known as the Generation of 1837, who had a great influence on 19th-century Argentina. He was particularly concerned with educational issues and was also an important influence on the region's literature.

Benjamín Muñoz Gamero

Benjamín Muñoz Gamero 7 Benjamín Muñoz Gamero was a Chilean naval officer, senator and governor of Punta Arenas in the Straits of Magellan. He was killed during the Mutiny of Cambiazo in 1851.

Baldomero Lillo

Baldomero Lillo 7 Baldomero Lillo was a Chilean Naturalist author, whose works had social protest as their main theme.

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas 7 Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Patara in Anatolia during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, toymakers, unmarried people, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His reputation evolved among the pious, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.

Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi 7 Chiara Offreduccio, known as Clare of Assisi, was an Italian saint who was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi.

Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy 7 Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia was a Roman Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint in Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. She is one of eight women explicitly commemorated by Catholics in the Canon of the Mass. Her traditional feast day, known in Europe as Saint Lucy's Day, is observed by Western Christians on 13 December. Lucia of Syracuse was honored in the Middle Ages and remained a well-known saint in early modern England. She is one of the best known virgin martyrs, along with Agatha of Sicily, Agnes of Rome, Cecilia of Rome, and Catherine of Alexandria.

Valentín Letelier

Valentín Letelier 7 Valentín Letelier Madariaga fue un abogado, político, bombero e intelectual chileno. Se especializó en los temas de educación y derecho administrativo. Fue miembro del Partido Radical y diputado por los periodos 1879-1882 y 1888-1891. Ejerció el cargo de rector de la Universidad de Chile entre 1906 y 1913.

Jerónimo de Alderete

Jerónimo de Alderete 7 Jerónimo de Alderete y Mercado was a Spanish conquistador who was later named governor of Chile, but died before he could assume his post.

Laura Vicuña

Laura Vicuña 7 Laura del Carmen Vicuña Pino was a Chilean child who was noted for her religious devotion. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988 as the patron of abuse victims, having herself experienced physical abuse.

Arturo Pérez Canto

Arturo Pérez Canto 7 Arturo Pérez Canto fue un militar chileno. Subteniente de la 4.ª compañía del batallón «Chacabuco» y héroe de la batalla de La Concepción.

Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo 7 Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.

Marcela Paz

Marcela Paz 7 Marcela Paz was the pen name of Esther Huneeus Ramos Falla Salas de Claro, a Chilean writer. She also used the pen names of Paula de la Sierra, Lukim Retse, P. Neka and Juanita Godoy. She was a recipient of the National Prize for Literature.

Pablo de Rokha

Pablo de Rokha 7 Pablo de Rokha was a Chilean poet. He won the Chilean Premio Nacional de Literatura in 1965 and is counted among the four greats of Chilean poetry, along with Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro and Gabriela Mistral. De Rokha is considered an avant-garde poet and an influential figure in the poetry scene of his country.

Raphael (archangel)

Raphael (archangel) 6 Raphael is an archangel first mentioned in the Book of Tobit and in 1 Enoch, both estimated to date from between the 3rd and 2nd century BCE. In later Jewish tradition, he became identified as one of the three heavenly visitors entertained by Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. He is not named in either the New Testament or the Quran, but later Christian tradition identified him with healing and as the angel who stirred waters in the Pool of Bethesda in John 5:2–4, and in Islam, where his name is Israfil, he is understood to be the unnamed angel of Quran 6:73, standing eternally with a trumpet to his lips, ready to announce the Day of Judgment. In Gnostic tradition, Raphael is represented on the Ophite Diagram.

Manuel Bustos

Manuel Bustos 6 Manuel Antonio Bustos Huerta fue un sindicalista y político chileno. Fue el primer presidente de la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), entre 1988 y 1996, y ejerció como diputado de la República entre 1998 y 1999.

Margaret of Cortona

Margaret of Cortona 6 Margaret of Cortona was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of Saint Francis. She was born in Laviano, near Perugia, and died in Cortona. She was canonised in 1728.

Mariano Egaña

Mariano Egaña 6 Mariano Egaña Fabres was a Chilean lawyer, conservative politician and the main writer of the Chilean Constitution of 1833.

Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle 6 Thomas the Apostle, also known as Didymus, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Thomas is commonly known as "Doubting Thomas" because he initially doubted the resurrection of Jesus Christ when he was told of it ; he later confessed his faith on seeing the places where the wounds had healed on the holy body of Jesus after the Crucifixion of Jesus. While it is often assumed he touched the wounds in art and poetry, the scriptures do not say that he touched the wounds.


Philomena 6 Philomena, also known as Saint Philomena or Philomena of Rome was a virgin martyr whose remains were discovered on May 24–25, 1802, in the Catacomb of Priscilla. Three tiles enclosing the tomb bore an inscription, Pax Tecum Filumena, that was taken to indicate that her name was Filumena, the English form of which is Philomena. Philomena is the patron saint of infants, babies, and youth, and is known as "The Wonderworker".

Vincent of Saragossa

Vincent of Saragossa 6 Vincent of Saragossa, the Protomartyr of Spain, was a deacon of the Church of Saragossa. He is the patron saint of Lisbon and Valencia. His feast day is 22 January in the Catholic Church and Anglican Communion and the Orthodox Church, with an additional commemoration on 11 November in the Orthodox Church. He was born at Huesca and martyred under the Emperor Diocletian around the year 304.

Carlos Valdovinos

Carlos Valdovinos 6 Carlos Valdovinos Valdovinos was a Chilean politician and lawyer who served as bi-minister during Pedro Aguirre Cerda's government.

Germán Riesco

Germán Riesco 6 Germán Riesco Errázuriz was a Chilean political figure, and he served as President of Chile between 1901 and 1906.

Pedro Prado

Pedro Prado 6 Pedro Prado Calvo was a Chilean writer and architect. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1949.

Saint George

Saint George 6 Saint George, also George of Lydda, was an early Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint in Christianity. According to tradition, he was a soldier in the Roman army. Of Cappadocian Greek origin, he became a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, but was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints, heroes and megalomartyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades. He is respected by Christians, Druze, as well as some Muslims as a martyr of monotheistic faith.

Jorge Montt

Jorge Montt 6 Jorge Montt Álvarez was a vice admiral in the Chilean Navy and president of Chile from 1891 to 1896.

Luke the Evangelist

Luke the Evangelist 6 Luke the Evangelist is one of the Four Evangelists—the four traditionally ascribed authors of the canonical gospels. The Early Church Fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Prominent figures in early Christianity such as Jerome and Eusebius later reaffirmed his authorship, although a lack of conclusive evidence as to the identity of the author of the works has led to discussion in scholarly circles, both secular and religious.

Inés Suárez

Inés Suárez 6 Inés Suárez, was a Spanish conquistadora who participated in the Conquest of Chile with Pedro de Valdivia, successfully defending the newly conquered Santiago against an attack in 1541 by the indigenous Mapuche.

Ferdinand II of Aragon

Ferdinand II of Aragon 6 Ferdinand II was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death in 1516. As the husband of Queen Isabella I of Castile, he was also King of Castile from 1475 to 1504. He reigned jointly with Isabella over a dynastically unified Spain; together they are known as the Catholic Monarchs. Ferdinand is considered the de facto first king of Spain, and was described as such during his reign, even though, legally, Castile and Aragon remained two separate kingdoms until they were formally united by the Nueva Planta decrees issued between 1707 and 1716.

Oscar Castro-Neves

Oscar Castro-Neves 6 Oscar Castro-Neves, was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in bossa nova.

Mariano Sánchez Fontecilla

Mariano Sánchez Fontecilla 5 Mariano Elías Sánchez Fontecilla fue un abogado, diplomático y político chileno, ministro de Estado en varios gobiernos.

Óscar Bonilla (militar)

Óscar Bonilla (militar) 5 Óscar Bonilla Bradanovic fue un militar y político chileno de ascendencia croata. Se desempeñó como ministro del Interior y de Defensa Nacional durante la dictadura militar, presidida por el general Augusto Pinochet.

Diego Dublé Almeyda

Diego Dublé Almeyda 5 Diego Dublé Almeyda was a Chilean Army officer. From 1874 to 1878 he was governor of governor of Punta Arenas in the Straits of Magellan. In 1876 he travelled on board of Chacabuco to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands where he bought 300 sheep he then sold to Henry Reynard, contributing to beginning the Patagonian sheep farming boom.

Didacus of Alcalá

Didacus of Alcalá 5 Didacus of Alcalá, also known as Diego de San Nicolás, was a Spanish Franciscan lay brother who served among the first group of missionaries to the newly conquered Canary Islands. He died at Alcalá de Henares on 12 November 1463 and is now honoured by the Catholic Church as a saint.

Catherine of Alexandria

Catherine of Alexandria 5 Catherine of Alexandria, also spelled Katherine is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early fourth century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian around the age of 14, converted hundreds of people to Christianity and was martyred around the age of 18. More than 1,100 years after Catherine's martyrdom, Joan of Arc identified her as one of the saints who appeared to and counselled her.

Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence 5 Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

Pedro Lira

Pedro Lira 5 Pedro Francisco Lira Rencoret was a Chilean painter and art critic, who organized exhibitions that led to the establishment of the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. He is best known for his eclectic portraits of women.

José Manso de Velasco, 1st Count of Superunda

José Manso de Velasco, 1st Count of Superunda 5 José Antonio Manso de Velasco y Sánchez de Samaniego, KOS was a Spanish soldier and politician who served as governor of Chile and viceroy of Peru.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe 5 Robinson Crusoe is an English adventure novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. Written with a combination of Epistolary, confessional, and didactic forms, the book follows the title character after he is cast away and spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near the coasts of Venezuela and Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Más a Tierra" which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966. Pedro Serrano is another real-life castaway whose story might have inspired the novel.

Luis Pardo

Luis Pardo 5 Luis Alberto Pardo Villalón was a Chilean Navy officer who, in August 1916, commanded the steam tug Yelcho to rescue the 22 stranded crewmen of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, Endurance, part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The crewmen were stranded on Elephant Island, an ice-covered mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean.

Dario Salas Sommer

Dario Salas Sommer 5 Darío Salas Sommer was a Chilean philosopher, scientist and humanist. He is known especially for his exploration of moral aspects of human life and personal development, described in his notable books ‘Morals of the XXI Century’ and ‘Cosmic Currency, the Greatest Wealth’

Alphonsus Liguori

Alphonsus Liguori 5 Alphonsus Liguori, CSsR, sometimes called Alphonsus Maria de Liguori or Saint Alphonsus Liguori, was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, known as the Redemptorists, in November 1732.

Luis Uribe

Luis Uribe 5 Luis Uribe Orrego was a vice-admiral of the Chilean Navy and a hero of the War of the Pacific.     

Rodrigo de Triana

Rodrigo de Triana 5 Rodrigo de Triana was a Spanish sailor, believed to be the first European from the Age of Exploration to have seen the Americas. Born as Juan Rodríguez Bermejo, Triana was the son of hidalgo and potter Vicente Bermejo and Sereni Betancour.

Manuel Rojas (author)

Manuel Rojas (author) 5 Manuel Rojas Sepúlveda was a Chilean writer and journalist.                                       

Vicente Reyes (politician)

Vicente Reyes (politician) 5 Pedro Vicente Reyes Palazuelos, was a Chilean lawyer, journalist, political figure, and candidate during the 1896 presidential election.

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes 5 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was an Early Modern Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and "the first great novel of world literature". A 2002 poll of 100 well-known authors voted it the "best book of all time", as voted by the judges from among the "best and most central works in world literature".

Víctor Jara

Víctor Jara 5 Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was a Chilean teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter and Communist political activist. He developed Chilean theater by directing a broad array of works, ranging from locally produced plays to world classics, as well as the experimental work of playwrights such as Ann Jellicoe. He also played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric musicians who established the Nueva canción chilena movement. This led to an uprising of new sounds in popular music during the administration of President Salvador Allende.

Sophia of Rome

Sophia of Rome 5 Saint Sophia of Rome is venerated as a Christian martyr. She is identified in hagiographical tradition with the figure of Sophia of Milan, the mother of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity, whose veneration is attested for the sixth century.

Mark the Evangelist

Mark the Evangelist 5 Mark the Evangelist also known as John Mark or Saint Mark, is the person who is traditionally ascribed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark. Modern Bible scholars have concluded that the Gospel of Mark was written by an anonymous author rather than an identifiable historical figure. According to Church tradition, Mark founded the episcopal see of Alexandria, which was one of the five most important sees of early Christianity. His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and his symbol is the winged lion.


Gabriel 5 In the Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is an archangel with the power to announce God's will to mankind. He is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Quran and the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Many Christian traditions – including Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism – revere Gabriel as a saint.

Arturo Alessandri

Arturo Alessandri 5 Arturo Fortunato Alessandri Palma was a Chilean political figure and reformer who served thrice as president of Chile, first from 1920 to 1924, then from March to October 1925, and finally from 1932 to 1938.

Juan Luis Sanfuentes

Juan Luis Sanfuentes 5 Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaegui was President of Chile between 1915 and 1920.                       

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine 5 Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Western Christianity on February 14 and in Eastern Orthodoxy on July 6. From the High Middle Ages, his feast day has been associated with a tradition of courtly love. He is also a patron saint of Terni, epilepsy and beekeepers. Saint Valentine was a clergyman – either a priest or a bishop – in the Roman Empire who ministered to persecuted Christians. He was martyred and his body buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14, which has been observed as the Feast of Saint Valentine since at least the eighth century.

Francisco de Villagra

Francisco de Villagra 5 Francisco de Villagra Velázquez was a Spanish conquistador, and three times governor of Chile.     

Francisco Coloane

Francisco Coloane 5 Francisco Coloane Cárdenas was a Chilean novelist and short fiction writer whose works have been translated into many languages. Some of his books were adapted to theatre and film.

Rodrigo de Quiroga

Rodrigo de Quiroga 5 Rodrigo de Quiroga López de Ulloa was a Spanish conquistador of Galician origin. He was twice the Royal Governor of Chile.

Luis Gómez Carreño

Luis Gómez Carreño 4 Luis Esteban Gómez Carreño was a Chilean naval officer. Having joined the navy aged 15 on board the Huáscar, he later served as squadron commander in chief, director of the Naval School and Minister of War and the Navy under the September Junta. He was involved in a car accident on one of the bends of the 'El Olivar' road between Quilpué and Viña del Mar on 1 January 1930 and died 5 days later. He is buried in Cemetery Number 2 in Valparaíso.

Saint Laura

Saint Laura 4 Laura of Cordoba was a Spanish Christian who lived in Muslim Spain during the 9th century. She was born in Córdoba, and became a nun at Cuteclara after her husband died, eventually rising to become an abbess. Legend states that she was martyred by Muslims, who took her captive and scalded her to death by placing her in a vat of boiling pitch. Her feast day is on 19 October; she is one of the Martyrs of Córdoba.

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur 4 Louis Pasteur was a French chemist, pharmacist, and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization, the last of which was named after him. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes and preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health and much of modern medicine. Pasteur's works are credited with saving millions of lives through the developments of vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern bacteriology and has been honored as the "father of bacteriology" and the "father of microbiology".

Francisco Antonio Encina

Francisco Antonio Encina 4 Francisco Antonio Encina Armanet was a Chilean politician, agricultural businessman, political essayist, historian and prominent white nationalist. He authored the History of Chile from Prehistory to 1891: with 20 volumes, it stands as the largest individual historical work of the 20th century in Chile. Additionally, he worked with Tancredo Pinochet, Guillermo Subercaseaux, Luis Alberto Edwards Vives and Luis Galdames Galdames as founders of the first Chilean nationalist party.

Jaime Guzmán

Jaime Guzmán 4 Jaime Jorge Guzmán Errázuriz was a Chilean constitutional law professor, politician, and founding member of the conservative Independent Democratic Union party. In the 1960s, he strongly opposed the University Reform movement and became an active organizer of the Gremialist movement. Guzmán vehemently opposed President Salvador Allende and later became a trusted advisor of General Augusto Pinochet and his dictatorship. As a professor of Constitutional Law, Guzmán played a significant role in drafting the 1980 Chilean Constitution. He briefly served as a senator during the transition to democracy before being assassinated in 1991 by members of the communist urban guerrilla organization group, the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (Autonomous).

Juan de Dios

Juan de Dios 4 San Juan de Dios, es un santo portugues de la Iglesia católica. Fue enfermero y fundador de la Orden Hospitalaria de San Juan de Dios.Fue el iniciador del hospital moderno y es patrón de los enfermos, los enfermeros, hospitales y bomberos, y copatrón de la ciudad de Granada.

René Schneider

René Schneider 4 General René Schneider Chereau was the commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army at the time of the 1970 Chilean presidential election, when he was assassinated during a botched kidnapping attempt. He coined the doctrine of military-political mutual exclusivity that became known as the Schneider Doctrine.

Ramón Carnicer

Ramón Carnicer 4 Ramón Carnicer i Batlle was a Spanish composer and opera conductor, today best known for composing the National Anthem of Chile.

Antonio José de Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre 4 Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan general and politician who served as the president of Bolivia from 1825 to 1828. A close friend and associate of Simón Bolívar, he was one of the primary leaders of South America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.

Enrique Mac Iver

Enrique Mac Iver 4 Enrique Mac Iver Rodríguez was a Chilean lawyer and politician. He participated in the 1891 Chilean Civil War on the side of the victorious Congressist faction doing himself the first draft for the deposition of president José Manuel Balmaceda. In 1898 he represented Chile in the Puna de Atacama dispute.

Luis Acevedo Acevedo

Luis Acevedo Acevedo 4 Luis Alberto Acevedo Acevedo, fue un aviador y ciclista chileno, considerado uno de los pioneros y primer mártir de la aeronáutica de su país.

Guido Beck de Ramberga

Guido Beck de Ramberga 4 Monseñor Guido Benedikt Beck fue un sacerdote misionero de origen alemán, perteneciente a la Orden de los Hermanos Menores Capuchinos y prefecto apostólico de la Araucanía.

Felix of Nola

Felix of Nola 4 Felix of Nola was a Christian presbyter at Nola near Naples in Italy. He sold off his possessions to give to the poor, but was arrested and tortured for his Christian faith during the persecution of Roman Emperor Decius. He was believed to have died a martyr's death during the persecution of Decius or Valerian but is now listed in the General Roman Calendar as a confessor of the faith, who survived his tortures.

Roque González y de Santa Cruz

Roque González y de Santa Cruz 4 Roque González de Santa Cruz, SJ was a Jesuit priest who was the first missionary among the Guarani people in Paraguay. He is honored as a martyr and saint by the Catholic Church.

Alice Reyes

Alice Reyes 4 Alice Garcia Reyes is a Filipina dancer, choreographer, teacher, director and producer. The founder of Ballet Philippines, she received since June 20, 2014 from the Philippine President Benigno Aquino III the highest award in the Arts, National Artist of the Philippines. She was chiefly responsible in popularizing contemporary dance with the Alice Reyes Dance Company which staged the first modern dance concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater in February 1970. It was this company that later became Ballet Philippines. She is best known for "Bungkos Suite", "Carmen", "Carmina Burana", "Romeo and Juliet", "Rama Hari", "Cinderella", "Amada", "Itim-Asu", and "Tales of the Manuvu"—all nuanced with Filipino culture, gesture and grace.

Dagoberto Godoy

Dagoberto Godoy 4 Dagoberto Godoy Fuentealba was a Chilean military pilot and the first person to fly over the Andes. 

Eduardo Barrios

Eduardo Barrios 4 Eduardo Barrios, was a Chilean writer and poet.                                                     

Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory I 4 Pope Gregory I, commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was the 64th Bishop of Rome from 3 September 590 to his death. He is known for instituting the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian mission, to convert the then largely pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. Gregory is also well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. The epithet Saint Gregory the Dialogist has been attached to him in Eastern Christianity because of his Dialogues. English translations of Eastern texts sometimes list him as Gregory "Dialogos" from the Greek διάλογος, or the Anglo-Latinate equivalent "Dialogus".

Amanda Labarca

Amanda Labarca 4 Amanda Labarca Hubertson, was a Chilean diplomat, educator, writer and feminist. Her work was directed mainly at improving the situation of Latin American women and women's suffrage in Chile.

Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus 4 Albertus Magnus, also known as Saint Albert the Great, Albert of Swabia or Albert of Cologne, was a German Dominican friar, philosopher, scientist, and bishop, considered one of the greatest medieval philosophers and thinkers.

Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII 4 Pope John XXIII was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 28 October 1958 until his death in June 1963.

Arturo Gordon

Arturo Gordon 4 Arturo Gordon Vargas fue un pintor chileno perteneciente a la generación de 1913, profesor de la Academia de Bellas Artes de Valparaíso y Viña del Mar.

Artemio Gutiérrez

Artemio Gutiérrez 4 Artemio Nicolás Gutiérrez Vidal fue un político chileno del Partido Demócrata. Se desempeñó como Ministro de Estado, Ministro de Industria, Obras Públicas y Ferrocarriles, diputado y senador. Hijo de Juan Antonio Gutiérrez y de Rosario Vidal, estaba casado y tenía un hijo.

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick 4 Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigid of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived before the current laws of the Catholic Church in such matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church, the Church of Ireland, and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.

Candelaria Pérez

Candelaria Pérez 4 Candelaria Pérez was a Chilean soldier who served in the War of the Confederation (1836–39) against the Peru–Bolivian Confederation. She took up a rifle and fought alongside the troops she served with. She was considered the hero of the Battle of Yungay, during which she led an assault against the entrenched Confederate troops. She was given official recognition and the rank of sergeant after the battle.

Julio Montt Salamanca

Julio Montt Salamanca 4 Julio Montt Salamanca, fue un militar chileno. Subteniente de la 4.ª compañía del Regimiento «Chacabuco», héroe de la batalla de La Concepción.

Carlos Casanueva

Carlos Casanueva 4 Monseñor Carlos Casanueva Opazo fue un sacerdote católico, rector de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile desde 1920 hasta 1953.

Elías Fernández Albano

Elías Fernández Albano 4 Elías Fernández Albano was a Chilean politician, who was acting president of Chile from August 16, 1910 until his death.

Ferdinand III of Castile

Ferdinand III of Castile 4 Ferdinand III, called the Saint, was King of Castile from 1217 and King of León from 1230 as well as King of Galicia from 1231. He was the son of Alfonso IX of León and Berenguela of Castile. Through his second marriage he was also Count of Aumale. Ferdinand III was one of the most successful kings of Castile, securing not only the permanent union of the crowns of Castile and León, but also masterminding the most expansive southward territorial expansion campaign yet in the Guadalquivir Valley, in which Islamic rule was in disarray in the wake of the decline of the Almohad presence in the Iberian Peninsula. He was made a saint in 1671.

Mateo de Toro Zambrano

Mateo de Toro Zambrano 4 Mateo de Toro Zambrano y Ureta, 1st Count of La Conquista, was a prominent Spanish military and political figure of Criollo descent. He held the position of a knight in the Order of Santiago and was the lord of the Toro-Zambrano estate.

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro 4 Francisco Pizarro, Marquess of the Atabillos was a Spanish conquistador, best known for his expeditions that led to the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.

Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío 4 Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, known as Rubén Darío, was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-language literary movement known as modernismo (modernism) that flourished at the end of the 19th century. Darío had a great and lasting influence on 20th-century Spanish-language literature and journalism.

Enrique Molina (actor)

Enrique Molina (actor) 4 Enrique Molina was a Cuban film and television actor.                                               

Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau 4 Claudio Arrau León was a Chilean pianist known for his interpretations of a vast repertoire spanning the baroque to 20th-century composers, especially Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.

Gaspar Marín

Gaspar Marín 4 José Gaspar Marín Esquivel fue un abogado y político chileno. Tuvo importante participación en la Primera Junta de Gobierno y en la naciente vida política del país; se desempeñó como diputado y senador, además de ejercer como el secretario de numerosas juntas de gobierno durante la Patria Vieja.

Marta Brunet

Marta Brunet 4 Marta Brunet, was a Chilean writer. She was a recipient of the National Prize for Literature.       

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri 4 Dante Alighieri, most likely baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to as Dante, was an Italian poet, writer, and philosopher. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered one of the most important poems of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

María Luisa Bombal

María Luisa Bombal 4 María Luisa Bombal Anthes was a Chilean novelist and poet. Her work incorporates erotic, surrealist, and feminist themes. She was a recipient of the Santiago Municipal Literature Award.


Joachim 4 Joachim was, according to Christianity, the husband of Saint Anne, the father of Mary, mother of Jesus, and the maternal grandfather of Jesus.

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia 4 Saint Cecilia, also spelled Cecelia, was a Roman virgin martyr and is venerated in Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and some Lutheran churches, such as the Church of Sweden. She became the patroness of music and musicians, it being written that, as the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia "sang in her heart to the Lord". Musical compositions are dedicated to her, and her feast, on 22 November, is the occasion of concerts and musical festivals. She is also known as Cecilia of Rome.

Isidora Goyenechea

Isidora Goyenechea 3 Isidora Goyenechea Gallo (1836-1897) was a Chilean industrialist. She owned and managed the coal mines in Lota and Coronel, the silver mines of Chañarcillo, the vineyard Viña Cousiño Macul and had her own trade fleet, and was at the time regarded as one of the richest people in the world. Her house was in the current one Palacio Cousiño in Santiago de Chile. She founded the O'Higgins Park. She inherited her business from her late spouse Luis Cousiño (1835-1873).

Isabella I of Castile

Isabella I of Castile 3 Isabella I, also called Isabella the Catholic, was Queen of Castile and León from 1474 until her death in 1504. She was also Queen of Aragon from 1479 until her death as the wife of King Ferdinand II. Reigning together over a dynastically unified Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand are known as the Catholic Monarchs.

Eliodoro Yáñez

Eliodoro Yáñez 3 Eliodoro Yáñez Ponce de León was a Chilean journalist, lawyer, and politician, and was one of the founders of La Nación newspaper. He also served several times as minister and as President of the Senate of Chile.

Ricardo Lyon

Ricardo Lyon 3 Ricardo Lyon Pérez fue un comerciante, agricultor y político conservador chileno.                 

Beatriz (mártir)

Beatriz (mártir) 3 Beatriz de Roma, conocida como Santa Beatriz, fue una mártir cristiana. Su fiesta se celebra el 29 de julio.

Hernando de Aguirre

Hernando de Aguirre 3 Hernando de Aguirre fue Corregidor de La Serena y teniente de gobernador del Tucumán.               

Alberto del Canto

Alberto del Canto 3 Alberto del Canto, formally Alberto Vieira do Canto, was a noble and military Portuguese conquistador who explored the north of Mexico, where he was the founder of several cities.

Enrique de Ossó i Cervelló

Enrique de Ossó i Cervelló 3 Enrique de Ossó i Cervelló was a Spanish Catholic priest and the founder of the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus. He served the role of a parish priest as an educator and an able catechist and published several works on catechesis to that effect while also expressing a keen interest in the value of women and in Teresa of Ávila to whom he dedicated his congregation.

José Toribio Medina

José Toribio Medina 3 José Toribio Medina Zavala was a Chilean bibliographer, prolific writer, and historian. He is renowned for his study of colonial literature in Chile, printing in Spanish America and large bibliographies such as the Biblioteca Hispano-Americana.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci 3 Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he has also become known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo is widely regarded to have been a genius who epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works comprise a contribution to later generations of artists matched only by that of his younger contemporary Michelangelo.

José Arrieta

José Arrieta 3 José Casimiro Arrieta Perera fue un diplomático y empresario uruguayo avecindado en Chile.         

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln 3 Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer, politician, and statesman, who served as the 16th president of the United States, from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War, defending the nation as a constitutional union, defeating the insurgent Confederacy, playing a major role in the abolition of slavery, expanding the power of the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.

Juan Sebastián Elcano

Juan Sebastián Elcano 3 Juan Sebastián Elcano was a Spanish navigator, ship-owner and explorer of Basque origin from Getaria, part of the Crown of Castile when he was born, best known for having completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth in the Spanish ship Victoria on the Magellan expedition to the Spice Islands. He received recognition for his achievement by Charles I of Spain with a coat of arms bearing a globe and the Latin motto Primus circumdedisti me.

Max Jara

Max Jara 3 Maximiliano Jara Troncoso, better known as Max Jara, was a Chilean poet. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1956.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein 3 Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who is widely held to be one of the greatest and most influential scientists of all time. Best known for developing the theory of relativity, Einstein also made important contributions to quantum mechanics, and was thus a central figure in the revolutionary reshaping of the scientific understanding of nature that modern physics accomplished in the first decades of the twentieth century. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been called "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. In a 1999 poll of 130 leading physicists worldwide by the British journal Physics World, Einstein was ranked the greatest physicist of all time. His intellectual achievements and originality have made the word Einstein broadly synonymous with genius.

Eliecer Parada

Eliecer Parada 3 Eliecer Parada Pacheco fue un militar y político chileno.                                           

Gabriel García Moreno

Gabriel García Moreno 3 Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García Moreno y Morán de Butrón, was an Ecuadorian politician and aristocrat who twice served as President of Ecuador and was assassinated during his second term after being elected to a third. He is noted for his conservatism, Catholic Christian religious perspective and rivalry with liberal strongman Eloy Alfaro. García Moreno was noted for efforts to economically and agriculturally advance Ecuador and for his staunch opposition to corruption.

Alice of Schaerbeek

Alice of Schaerbeek 3 Alice of Schaerbeek, was a Cistercian laysister who is venerated as the patron saint of the blind and paralyzed. Her feast day is 15 June.

Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado 3 Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz, known as Antonio Machado, was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98. His work, initially modernist, evolved towards an intimate form of symbolism with romantic traits. He gradually developed a style characterised by both an engagement with humanity on one side and an almost Taoist contemplation of existence on the other, a synthesis that according to Machado echoed the most ancient popular wisdom. In Gerardo Diego's words, Machado "spoke in verse and lived in poetry."

Roberto Bravo

Roberto Bravo 3 Roberto Bravo is a Mexican novelist and a short story writer.                                     

Humberto Fuenzalida

Humberto Fuenzalida 3 Humberto Fuenzalida Villegas (1904–1966) was a Chilean geologist, paleontologist and geographer. Fuenzalida headed in turn the geography and geology departments of the University of Chile, being also founder of Sociedad Geológica de Chile, a professional society grouping Chile's geologists. In 1938 he took charge of the geological and paleontological collection of Chilean National Museum of Natural History by request of Ricardo E. Latcham. In 1948 he became director of the museum holding that post until 1964 when he was succeeded by Grete Mostny. Fuenzalida championed the establishment of a geology degree in the University of Chile, leading a successful effort in 1961.

Anfión Muñoz

Anfión Muñoz 3 Anfión Muñoz Muñoz was a Chilean political figure, who was the country's minister of industry and public works in 1904.

Isidore the Laborer

Isidore the Laborer 3 Isidore the Laborer, also known as Isidore the Farmer, was a Spanish farmworker known for his piety toward the poor and animals. He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers, and of Madrid; El Gobernador, Jalisco; La Ceiba, Honduras; and of Tocoa, Honduras. His feast day is celebrated on 15 May.

George Washington

George Washington 3 George Washington was an American Founding Father, military officer, and politician who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Second Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army in 1775, Washington led Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and then served as president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which drafted and ratified the Constitution of the United States and established the U.S. federal government. Washington has thus become commonly known as the "Father of his Country".


Huáscar 3 Huáscar Inca also Guazcar was Sapa Inca of the Inca Empire from 1527 to 1532. He succeeded his father, Huayna Capac and his brother Ninan Cuyochi, both of whom died of smallpox while campaigning near Quito.

Ezequiel Fernández (Panamanian politician)

Ezequiel Fernández (Panamanian politician) 3 Ezequiel Fernández Jaén was one of Panama's presidential designates from 1936 to 1940 and in that capacity also acting President of Panama from December 16, 1939, to December 18, 1939. He belonged to the National Revolutionary Party (PNR), acting as president and "Supreme Leader" of the party, until in 1940, Arnulfo Arias Madrid, became President of Panama.

Teresa of the Andes

Teresa of the Andes 3 Teresa of Jesus of Los Andes, born as Juana Enriqueta Josephina de Los Sagrados Corazones Fernández Solar, was a Chilean nun of the Discalced Carmelites. Fernández Solar was a pious child but had an often unpredictable temperament for she could be prone to anger and being vain but could also demonstrate her charitable and loving nature; she seemed transformed when she decided to become a nun and her character seemed to change for her sole ambition was to dedicate herself to the service of God. But her time in the convent was cut short due to her contracting an aggressive disease that killed her - she knew she would die but was consoled knowing she would be able to make her profession before she died.

Rosita Renard

Rosita Renard 3 Rosita Renard was a Chilean classical pianist.                                                     

Gustavo Le Paige

Gustavo Le Paige 3 Gustavo Le Paige de Walque fue un sacerdote jesuita y destacado investigador de la cultura atacameña, a cuyo estudio profundo dedicó 25 años de su vida.


Atahualpa 3 Atahualpa, also Atawallpa (Quechua), Atabalica, Atahuallpa, Atabalipa, was the last effective Inca emperor before his capture and execution during the Spanish conquest.

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel 3 Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, inventor, engineer and businessman. He is known for inventing dynamite as well as having bequeathed his fortune to establish the Nobel Prize. He also made several important contributions to science, holding 355 patents in his lifetime.

Ricardo Cumming

Ricardo Cumming 3 Ricardo Cumming Dunn fue un comerciante chileno, conocido por su activo rol como partidario del Congreso durante la Guerra Civil de 1891, participando en un fallido ataque a las fuerzas navales del gobierno del presidente José Manuel Balmaceda. Por dicho hecho fue fusilado.

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Gerardo dei Tintori

Gerardo dei Tintori 3 Saint Gerardo dei Tintori or Tintore is a saint of the Catholic Church, joint patron saint of Monza in Italy, where he is particularly noted as the founder of a hospital.

Pedro de Villagra

Pedro de Villagra 3 Pedro de Villagra y Martínez was a Spanish soldier who participated in the conquest of Chile, being appointed its Royal Governor between 1563 and 1565.

Francisco Encina

Francisco Encina 3 José Francisco Encina Moriamez is a Chilean politician who served as President of the Chamber of Deputies and as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing District 8 of the Coquimbo Region.

Horacio Aránguiz Donoso

Horacio Aránguiz Donoso 3 Horacio Aránguiz Donoso fue un historiador chileno, que llegó a ocupar diversos cargos bajo la dictadura de Augusto Pinochet.

Vicente de Paúl

Vicente de Paúl 3 San Vicente de Paúl fue un sacerdote francés.                                                       

Manuel de Salas

Manuel de Salas 3 Manuel de Salas y Corbalán fue un destacado educador y político chileno, miembro del bando patriota por la causa de la independencia de Chile, y es considerado uno de los fundadores de la República de Chile.

Eugenius II of Toledo

Eugenius II of Toledo 3 Saint Eugenius II, sometimes called Eugenius the Younger as the successor of Eugenius I, was Archbishop of Toledo from 647 until his death.

Salvador Sanfuentes

Salvador Sanfuentes 3 Salvador Sanfuentes was a Chilean lawyer, politician and poet. He served as Minister of Justice and Public Worship twice, and was elected as MP for the Association of Vallenar.

José Antonio Bustamante Donoso

José Antonio Bustamante Donoso 3 José Antonio Bustamante Donoso fue un general y diputado chileno.                                   

Carlos Pezoa Véliz

Carlos Pezoa Véliz 3 Carlos Pezoa Véliz was a poet, educator and journalist from Chile. His literary work remained largely unpublished until his death at the age of 28. He was posthumously recognized as a major figure in the history of Chilean poetry.

Rebeca Matte Bello

Rebeca Matte Bello 3 Rebeca Matte Bello was a Chilean sculptor. Her sculptures are in the collection of the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, including her sculpture Icarus and Daedalus, which resides outside the museum.

Wenceslao Vargas

Wenceslao Vargas 3 Wenceslao Vargas Rojas fue un marino y militar chileno, reconocido como el último sobreviviente de la tripulación de la corbeta Esmeralda que tomó parte en el combate naval de Iquique el 21 de mayo de 1879.

Marcellin Champagnat

Marcellin Champagnat 3 Marcellin Joseph Benedict Champagnat, FMS was a French Catholic religious born in Le Rosey, village of Marlhes, near St. Etienne (Loire), France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education. His feast day is 6 June, his death anniversary.

Jean Mermoz

Jean Mermoz 3 Jean Mermoz was a French aviator, viewed as a hero by other pilots such as Saint-Exupéry, and in his native France, where many schools bear his name. In Brazil, he also is recognized as a pioneer aviator.

Arturo Godoy

Arturo Godoy 3 Arturo Godoy was a Chilean professional boxer, also nicknamed "Arturito".                           

Armando Jaramillo Lyon

Armando Jaramillo Lyon 3 Armando José Domingo Jaramillo Lyon was a Chilean politician who served as a member of the Senate of Chile. Similarly, he served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile.

Alberto Blest Gana

Alberto Blest Gana 3 Alberto Blest Gana was a Chilean novelist and diplomat, considered the father of Chilean novel. Blest Gana was of Irish and Basque descent.

Juan Esteban Montero

Juan Esteban Montero 3 Juan Esteban Montero Rodríguez was a Chilean political figure. He served twice as president of Chile between 1931 and 1932.

Eloísa Díaz

Eloísa Díaz 3 Eloísa Díaz Inzunza was a Chilean medical doctor. She was the first female medical student to attend the University of Chile, and the first woman to become a doctor of medicine in South America.


Jesus 3 Jesus, also referred to as Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, and many other names and titles, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe Jesus to be the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited messiah, the Christ that is prophesied in the Old Testament.

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen 3 Stephen is traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity. According to the Acts of the Apostles, he was a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who angered members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy at his trial, he made a speech denouncing the Jewish authorities who were sitting in judgment on him and was then stoned to death. Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul the Apostle, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who would later become an apostle, participated in Stephen's martyrdom.

Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés 3 Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, 1st Marquess of the Valley of Oaxaca was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the king of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez 3 Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez was an American character actor best known for his appearances in a number of John Wayne movies.

James the Great

James the Great 3 James the Great was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. According to the New Testament, he was the second of the apostles to die, and the first to be martyred. Saint James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to tradition, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

Carlos Dittborn

Carlos Dittborn 3 Carlos Dittborn Pinto (1924–1962) was a Chilean football administrator. In his lifetime, he served as president of Universidad Católica and of CONMEBOL and was the head of the organizing committee of the 1962 FIFA World Cup in his home country.

Mariano Latorre

Mariano Latorre 3 Mariano Lautaro Latorre Court was a Chilean writer of Basque descent. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1944.

Benjamín Subercaseaux

Benjamín Subercaseaux 3 Benjamín Subercaseaux Zañartu (1902–1973) was a Chilean writer and researcher. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1963.

Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra 3 Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval was a Chilean poet and physicist. He was considered one of the most influential Chilean poets of the Spanish language in the 20th century, often compared with Pablo Neruda. Parra described himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function; after recitations he would exclaim "Me retracto de todo lo dicho".

Alonso de Monroy

Alonso de Monroy 3 Alonso de Monroy fue un conquistador español, teniente general de Pedro de Valdivia, presidente del cabildo de Santiago de Nueva Extremadura, encomendero y emisario de Valdivia en el Virreinato del Perú. Sus padres fueron Cristóbal de Monroy y Constanza Gómez de Prado. Viajó al Perú en 1537, y luego se asoció con Pedro de Valdivia en la empresa conquistadora de Chile.

Thérèse of Lisieux

Thérèse of Lisieux 3 Therese of Lisieux, also known as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was a French Discalced Carmelite who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known in English as the Little Flower of Jesus, or simply the Little Flower, and in French as la petite Thérèse.

Gladys Marín

Gladys Marín 3 Gladys del Carmen Marín Millie was a Chilean activist and political figure. She was Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh) (1994–2002) and then president of the PCCh until her death. She was a staunch opponent of General Augusto Pinochet and filed the first lawsuit against him, in which she accused him of committing human rights violations during his seventeen-year dictatorship. Gladys Marín was the youngest person ever elected to the Chilean Congress, the first woman to run for the country's presidency and the only female leader of a Chilean political party.

Alberto Cruz Montt

Alberto Cruz Montt 3 Alberto Cruz Montt, was a Chilean architect and professor who was an exponent of the Neoclassical style.

Josemaría Escrivá

Josemaría Escrivá 3 Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest. He founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness by God and to discover sanctity in their ordinary lives. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."
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