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. 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. O'Higgins was of Spanish and Irish descent.
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... O'Higgins had wished to be buried in the city of Concepción, but this was never to be ... O'Higgins is widely commemorated today, both in Chile and beyond ... The Chilean village of Villa O'Higgins was named in his honor ...