Chilean History

Historical Events

  • 1541-02-12 Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
  • 1541-02-24 Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
  • 1541-09-11 Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko
  • 1550-10-05 Foundation of the city of Concepción, Chile.
  • 1553-12-25 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1574-11-22 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

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1577-11-15 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1598-12-21 Battle of Curalaba: the Mapuche people led by Pelentaru revolt and inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile
  • 1643-05-13 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population
  • 1810-09-18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

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1817-01-18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1818-02-12 Chile gains independence from Spain
  • 1818-03-16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
  • 1818-04-05 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1823-07-24 Slavery is abolished in Chile

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1834-08-17 Charles Darwin reaches the top of Campana in Chile during his voyage on the Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

  • 1834-11-21 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • 1835-02-20 Concepcion, Chile, destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die
  • 1835-03-11 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1835-05-12 Charles Darwin visits the Panuncillo Copper Mine in North Chile
  • 1836-11-11 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
  • 1839-01-20 Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance
  • 1863-12-08 2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile
  • 1865-11-26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1865-12-05 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1866-03-31 The Spanish navy bombards the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1868-08-08 Earthquake destroyes Arica, Chile
  • 1879-02-14 Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
  • 1879-03-23 War of the Pacific fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully takes over Arica and Tarapacá, leaving Bolivia a landlocked country.
  • 1879-04-05 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • 1879-05-21 Battle of Iquique: Chilean naval forces overcome Peruvian ships (War of the Pacific)
  • 1879-10-08 War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1883-10-20 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
  • 1904-03-13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • 1904-10-20 Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; recognizing Chile's possession of the coast, providing for construction of a railway linking La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast
  • 1906-08-16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000

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1914-04-25 US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1914-11-01 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • 1915-03-14 German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal
  • 1927-04-11 Chilean general Carlos Ibáñez names himself president
  • 1927-04-27 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) created
  • 1929-06-03 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • 1931-07-27 Chilean president Carlos Ibáñez forced out
  • 1931-10-04 Juan Esteban Montero becomes President of Chile
  • 1932-06-04 Chilean coup led by Colonel Marmaduke Grove against President Juan Esteban Montero
  • 1932-09-14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • 1932-12-24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
  • 1939-01-24 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
  • 1939-01-25 Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
  • 1939-01-30 Heavy aftershocks destroy some of Chile
  • 1943-01-31 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • 1945-02-14 Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
  • 1947-10-11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1952-09-05 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • 1953-05-07 Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
  • 1955-06-14 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
  • 1962-06-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: Brazil go 1-down early but recover to beat Czechoslovakia, 3-1
  • 1964-09-04 Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • 1965-03-07 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • 1969-07-10 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • 1970-06-05 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1970-09-04 Marxist Salvador Allende wins a narrow plurality of votes in Chile's presidential election

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 1970-10-24 Marxist Salvador Allende elected President of Chile by the Chilean Congress
  • 1970-11-03 Marxist Salvador Allende inaugurated as President of Chile
  • 1970-12-31 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
  • 1971-03-29 Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
  • 1971-07-11 Chilean parliament nationalizes American copper mines
  • 1972-06-17 Chilean President Salvador Allende forms a new socialist government
  • 1972-10-13 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)
  • 1973-04-02 ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election
  • 1973-08-22 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
  • 1973-09-11 Chilean President Salvador Allende is deposed in a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet
  • 1973-09-28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-07-01 General Augusto Pinochet becomes president and dictator of Chile

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 1976-09-21 Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
  • 1976-12-18 Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
  • 1976-12-19 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
  • 1977-03-12 Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet bans the Christian-Democratic Party
  • 1979-01-08 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
  • 1979-11-08 The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.
  • 1980-09-11 Chile adopts its constitution
  • 1981-03-11 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet's second term begins
  • 1981-04-22 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
  • 1986-07-02 General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
  • 1986-09-07 Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, kills 5 people
  • 1987-05-26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • 1987-10-03 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • 1988-10-05 Chile votes in a referendum 56-44 against extending Augusto Pinochet's regime by 8 years thus ending the dictator's 16½ years in power
  • 1989-03-12 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)
  • 1989-03-13 FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in US
  • 1989-06-30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
  • 1989-07-30 Chile amends its constitution
  • 1991-06-18 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80
  • 1993-12-11 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
  • 1994-03-11 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
  • 1998-10-16 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges
  • 2000-03-02 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
  • 2004-08-21 Nicolás Massú & Fernando González win the men's doubles tennis at the Athens Olympics beating German pair Nicolas Kiefer & Rainer Schüttler in 5 sets; it's Chile's first Olympic gold medal
  • 2004-08-22 After winning the doubles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics, Chile's Nicolás Massú wins the men's singles gold 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 over American Mardy Fish
  • 2004-12-13 Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJosé de San Martín

1778-02-25 José de San Martín, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule, born in Yapeyú, Argentina (d. 1850)

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1778-08-20 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)
  • 1785-10-15 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1821)
  • 1809-09-05 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (851-61), born in Petorca, Chile (d. 1880)
  • 1848-02-05 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • 1867-04-09 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1941)
  • 1875-09-18 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)
  • 1877-11-03 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, 19th and 25th President of Chile, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1960)
  • 1881-06-08 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1959)
  • 1884-10-25 Eduardo Barrios, Chilean novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1963)
  • 1887-03-13 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • 1887-09-15 Carlos Dávila, President of Government Junta of Chile (1932), born in Los Ángeles, Chile (d. 1955)
  • 1889-04-06 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
  • 1894-12-14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Chile, Chile (d. 1976)
  • 1896-01-08 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • 1896-12-29 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican social realist painter & muralist (Lib of Chile), born in Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1974)
  • 1899-07-05 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, born in La Cruz, Chile (d. 1987)
  • 1903-02-06 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)

Person of interestPablo Neruda

1904-07-12 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • 1906-04-21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)

Person of interestSalvador Allende

1908-07-26 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1973)

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 1909-02-04 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1911-01-06 Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean political leader (President 1964-70), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1982)
  • 1911-03-09 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician composer, born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)
  • 1912-08-31 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1996)
  • 1914-01-17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1914-09-05 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)

Person of interestAugusto Pinochet

1915-11-25 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2006)

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 1917-01-17 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso, born in Colchagua, Chile (d. 2007)
  • 1917-09-10 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1918-11-26 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer, politician and President of Chile (1990-94), born in Viña del Mar, Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919-01-18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1920-03-26 Sergio Livingstone, football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-10 Abelardo Quinteros, Chilean composer, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1924-10-05 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)
  • 1927-11-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1930-04-03 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
  • 1932-04-13 Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, born in Temuco, Chile (d. 1976)
  • 1932-09-28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1933-09-05 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1938-03-02 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • 1940-05-11 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1941-07-25 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)

Person of interestIsabel Allende

1942-08-02 Isabel Allende, Chilean-American author (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • 1945-09-07 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1946-06-28 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), born in Santiago (d. 1991)
  • 1947-05-01 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • 1947-11-30 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
  • 1949-12-01 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1951-08-21 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist, born in Antofagasta, Chile

Person of interestMichelle Bachelet

1951-09-29 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10, 2014-present), born in Santiago, Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • 1958-01-13 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • 1961-06-06 Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1967-01-18 Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1967-03-21 Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
  • 1968-02-29 Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • 1969-06-04 Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian
  • 1974-12-24 Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer, born in Temuco, Chile
  • 1975-12-26 Marcelo Rios, Chilean tennis star (1995 Amsterdam), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1976-09-01 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
  • 1977-01-19 Nicole, Chilean singer, born in Chile
  • 1978-05-05 Santiago Cabrera, Venezuelan-Chilean-British actor (Isaac Mendez - Heroes), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1979-09-11 David Pizarro, Chilean footballer (Roma), born in Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1979-10-10 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1979-11-12 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1980-07-29 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • 1981-05-10 Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
  • 1982-03-23 José Raúl Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (8 caps; Santiago Wanderers; Universidad de Chile; Huachipato), born in Quilpué, Chile
  • 1984-02-04 Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer, born in San Bernardo, Chile
  • 1986-05-15 Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
  • 1988-12-19 Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer (Arsenal, Chilean national team), born in Tocopilla, Chile
  • 1989-06-03 Daniela Vega, Chilean transgender actress and sinnger (A Fantastic Woman), born in San Miguel, Chile

Person of interestHolaSoyGerman

1990-04-25 HolaSoyGerman [Germán Garmendia], Chilean YouTube star (second-most subscribed channel), born in Copiapó, Chile

YouTube Star HolaSoyGerman
YouTube Star
HolaSoyGerman

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1943-02-18 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean general/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet

LoveWedding of Interest

1977-12-23 Future President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet

Famous Deaths


BattleDiego de Almagro

1538-07-08 Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador of Chile and Peru, executed at Las Salinas at about 63

Conquistador Diego de Almagro
Conquistador
Diego de Almagro
  • 1610-08-05 Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile
  • 1821-09-04 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), dies at 35
  • 1842-10-24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • 1876-09-05 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • 1879-05-21 Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (b. 1848)
  • 1882-07-09 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • 1903-08-30 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87
  • 1945-08-19 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), dies at 69
  • 1952-08-18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • 1957-01-10 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • 1959-08-02 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, dies at 78
  • 1959-08-16 Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • 1961-02-22 George de Cuevas, Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer (Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas), dies at 75 or 76
  • 1969-02-09 Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 68
  • 1970-10-22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • 1973-03-12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77

Person of interestSalvador Allende

1973-09-11 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, commits suspected suicide by shooting himself during a military coup at 65

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 1973-09-15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)

Person of interestPablo Neruda

1973-09-23 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), dies at 69

  • 1974-07-06 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • 1974-09-11 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • 1974-09-30 Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • 1976-05-26 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • 1976-07-16 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • 1976-09-08 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, dies at 81
  • 1976-09-21 Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, dies at 44
  • 1982-01-22 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • 1987-01-06 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, dies at 87
  • 1991-04-01 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), dies at 44
  • 1991-06-09 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • 1991-07-28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1992-01-03 Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
  • 1993-05-19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • 1994-05-29 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • 1995-12-07 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, dies at 89
  • 1996-01-04 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, dies at 83
  • 1996-08-30 José Toribio Merino, Chilean admiral (one of the principal leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état), dies at 80
  • 1996-09-13 Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies
  • 1996-12-07 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), dies at 72
  • 1997-08-25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • 1998-12-12 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), dies at 68
  • 2000-07-14 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 2001-05-28 Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2002-11-23 Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
  • 2003-07-15 Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (b. 1953)
  • 2005-09-05 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)

Person of interestAugusto Pinochet

2006-12-10 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), dies of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema at 91

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 2007-09-08 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • 2009-02-17 Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)
  • 2010-07-21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • 2011-08-19 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), dies at 70
  • 2011-09-02 Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)
  • 2011-09-02 Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
  • 2012-09-11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2016-04-19 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer, politician and President of Chile (1990-94), dies at 97
  • 2017-04-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), dies at 89
  • 2018-01-23 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), dies at 103
  • 2018-05-01 Max Berrú, Ecuadorian-Chilean musician, dies at 74