Alquinta, Eduardo 'Gato' b. January 22, 1945 d. January 15, 2003 Chilean musician, singer, composer and leader of the folk group "Los Jaivas," Chile´s longest-surviving and most popular group that synthesized folk and rock. They were one of the first groups to combining Latin American native music with electronic instruments. The Jaivas began in Viña del Mar in 1963, and was founded by the brothers Gabriel, Claudio and Eduardo Parra, in addition to Eduardo Alquinta and Mario Mutis. They recorded several songs, as "Todos Juntos," which in 1996 was the...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Barros Luco, Ramón b. June 9, 1835 d. September 20, 1919 Chile President. He served as President of Chile from 1910 to 1915. During his presidency the first electric public lighting in the country was installed, the National Library was built, Chilean neutrality was decreed in the First World War, and the Treaty ABC (Argentina, Brazil and Chile) was signed/. He also declared the Chilean sovereignty over Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) and in 1913 was inaugurated the railway line from Arica to La Paz, Bolivia. (Bio by: Rolo) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Plot: Sepultura ubicada en el patio 60, calle Baquedano entre calles A. del Río y Valdivieso.
Bombal, María Luisa b. June 8, 1910 d. May 6, 1980 Author. Her most important works was the short novels "The Last Fog" and "La Amortajada", which won the Novel's Prize by Santiago Municipality in 1941. In 1942 she moved to California after the movie rights were bought for "The Last Fog". There she worked with John Huston, director of the project, who called Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart for the leading roles. In 1947 she rewrote the novel with the title "The House of Mist" and wrote the screenplay for the film, but the hearings into...[Read More] (Bio by: Errete) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Bulnes Prieto, Manuel b. December 25, 1799 d. October 18, 1866 Chile President. He served as President of Chile from 1841 and 1851. During his presidency he founded the Normal School of Teachers, the University of Chile, the Military School, the School of Arts and Crafts, adopted the decimal metric system, and Chile took possession of the Magellan Strait. (Bio by: Rolo) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Plot: Sepultura en Patio 15, calle Bello con Echaurren.
Bussi Soto de Allende, Hortensia 'Tencha' b. July 22, 1914 d. June 18, 2009 Chilean First Lady. She was the widow of President Salvador Allende, who committed suicide on September 11, 1973, as his government was being deposed. Raised in Valparaiso, Chile, Bussi was a history and geography teacher prior to taking a job in the government statistics office. She and Allende met while working on an earthquake relief project in 1939, and married the next year. As her husband rose in the councils of the Socialist Party, she mainly stayed behind the scenes, though working with...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Claro, Ricardo b. August 26, 1934 d. October 28, 2008 Businessman. Born Ricardo Claro Valdes, he was a successful lawyer, businessman and shipping magnate, best known for being the chairman of Chile's Santa Rita wine group. In 1980, he bought the historic Santa Rita Estate, invested heavily in the winery and vineyards making its profile an international brand. Further acquisitions included Vina Carmen (1987), Terra Andina (2001), both in Chile and Dona Paula, Argentina (1997), establishing the Claro Group as a multi-billion dollar wine product on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Memorial Park Cemetery, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Enríquez, Miguel b. March 27, 1944 d. October 5, 1974 Chilean Revolutionary Leader. He was one of the founders of the Revolutionary Movement of Left, (MIR) party of which he was General Secretary between 1967 and 1974. During the government of Salvador Allende, this group deeply marked the experience of the social movement in Chile. With the military coup of 1973, Miguel Enríquez was the organizator or the popular resistance against the dictatorship. He died wounded for a bullet in a confrontation with agents of military security. Next to Miguel...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Errazuiz, German Riesco b. May 28, 1854 d. December 8, 1916 Statesman. He served as President of Chile from 1901 to 1906. As President he helped create a new Civil Code for his country in 1902 and signed a diplomatic treaty with Bolivia in 1904. During the Meat Revolt of 1905, protesters stormed the Presidential Palace because of inflation; some 250 were killed. Errazuriz left office the following year. (Bio by: K) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Frei, Eduardo b. January 16, 1911 d. January 22, 1982 Chilean Lawyer and Politician. Coming from Catholic Youths, he founded and he presided the "Falange Nacional". He was Public Work senator, minister and president of the country in period 1964-1970. In the elections of 1970 he was defeated by Salvador Allende. Visible head from the opposition to the government of Popular Unit (1970-1973), he supported the military coup, but he went moving away progressively of the regime, until the point in 1980 he directed the boycott to the constitutional...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Gossens, Salvador Allende b. July 26, 1908 d. September 11, 1973 Chilean President. Allende Gossens was born on July 26, 1908, in Valparaiso, Chile. At first a doctor by profession, he later entered politics, and founded Chile's Socialist Party, served as a Cabinet Minister, and Chairman of the Chilean Senate. In 1952, 1958, and 1964, Allende Gossens ran for President of Chile as a socialist, but lost all 3 times. In 1970 he ran as President of Chile again as a socialist and won with 36.3 percent of the vote. On September 11, 1973, as high inflation...[Read More] Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Hurtado, Padre b. January 22, 1901 d. August 18, 1952 Roman Catholic Saint. Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga was born Luis Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga in Viña del Mar, Chile, and popularly known as "Padre Hurtado." He was a Chilean priest of the Roman Catholic Church's Jesuit Order. With his canonization on October 23, 2005, by Pope Benedict XVI, he became Chile's second saint. He grew up poor and fatherless, as his father had died when he was only four years old. He was educated by the Jesuits in Santiago where he then developed a calling to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Sanctuario Padre Hurtado, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile