Archive for April, 1818

April 5, 1818

On this day in 1818, Bernardo O’Higgins helped to secure the independence of Chile from Spain in the Battle of MaipĂș. O’Higgins, then Commander in Chief of the Chilean Army, was the illegitimate son of Ambrosio (formerly Ambrose) Bernardo O’Higgins, an Irishman from Co. Sligo who had moved to Spain as a young man andRead more..