Diego Portales

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Birthday
16, 1793
Birthplace
Chile
DEATH DATE
Jun 6, 1837 (43)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1793
Birthplace
Chile
DEATH DATE
Jun 6, 1837 (43)

About

Conservative political figure whose ideologies shaped the Chilean Constitution of 1833. His assassination helped shift public opinion to support the war against the Peru–Bolivian Confederation.

Before Fame

He came from a family of merchants, eventually becoming one himself.

Trivia

His remains were missing for over a century when they were faintly uncovered in 2005.

Family Life

He married his cousin in 1819, and after she died he had three children with a mistress.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as poet Pablo Neruda.