Diego Portales


Birthday June 16, 1793

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Chile

DEATH DATE Jun 6, 1837 (43)

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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.


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.