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

Bernardo O'Higgins
2nt Supreme Director o Chile
In office
17 Februar 1817 – 28 Januar 1823
Precedit bi José Miguel Carrera
Succeedit bi Ramón Freire
Personal details
Born 20 August 1778(1778-08-20)
Chillán, Chile
Dee'd 24 October 1842(1842-10-24) (aged 64)
Lima, Peru
Thrift Heid o State, Militar
Religion Atheist