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O'Higgins, Bernardo

(Encyclopedia)O'Higgins, Bernardo ōēˈgēns [key], 1778–1842, South American revolutionary and ruler (1817–23) of Chile; illegitimate son of Ambrosio O'Higgins. He was chosen in 1813 to replace José Miguel ...

Rancagua

(Encyclopedia)Rancagua rängkäˈgwä, –käˈwä [key], city (1990 est. pop. 190,400), capital of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region, central Chile, in a fertile valley among the Andean foothills. One o...

Chacabuco, battle of

(Encyclopedia)Chacabuco, battle of, Feb. 12, 1817, fought between Chilean independence forces and Spanish troops. It took place just N of Santiago, Chile. José de San Martín, with Bernardo O'Higgins, assaulted an...

O'Higgins, Ambrosio

(Encyclopedia)O'Higgins, Ambrosio ōhĭgˈĭnz, Span. ämbrōˈsyō ōēˈgēns [key], 1720?–1801, Spanish colonial administrator, b. Ballinary, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Educated at Cádiz, Spain, under the care of hi...

Daddi, Bernardo

(Encyclopedia)Daddi, Bernardo bārnärˈdō dädˈdē [key], fl. 1312–48, Italian painter of the Florentine school. First influenced by his contemporary Giotto, he soon adopted the delicate line and lyrical expre...

Bellotto, Bernardo

(Encyclopedia)Bellotto, Bernardo bĕrnärˈdō bāl-lôtˈtō [key], 1720–80, Venetian architectural and landscape painter, also called Canaletto, after his uncle and teacher Canaletto. His paintings, at first re...

Castello, Bernardo

(Encyclopedia)Castello or Castelli, Bernardo bārnärˈdō kästĕlˈlō, –tĕlˈlē [key], 1557–1629, Italian painter of the Genoese school; pupil of Cambiaso, whose style he imitated. He was a friend of Tasso...

Bertolucci, Bernardo

(Encyclopedia)Bertolucci, Bernardo bĕrnärˈdō bĕrˌtōlo͞otˈchē [key], 1940–2018, Italian film director and screenwriter, considered one of the finest Italian directors of his generation. The son of poet A...

Strozzi, Bernardo

(Encyclopedia)Strozzi, Bernardo strôtˈtsē [key], 1581–1644, Italian painter, b. Genoa. He is considered one of the greatest of the generation of early 17th-century Italian painters who made the transition fro...

Carrera, José Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Carrera, José Miguel hōsāˈ mēgĕlˈ [key], 1785–1821, Chilean revolutionist. With his brothers, Juan José and Luis, he overthrew the revolutionary junta headed by Martínez de Rozas in 1813 an...

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