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
Arrau León, Claudio b. February 6, 1903 d. June 9, 1991 Musician. He is considered one of the most important pianists of the 20th Century. He offered his first concert at the age of 5. In 1991 he began his studies and a succesful career in Germany. He is considered a magnificent pianist of the works of Listz, Beethoven or Bhrams. In the long time of his life, he was awarded with the Hans Von Buelow Medal of Berlin Orchestra, La Legion d'Honneur in France, the Music Award of UNESCO, the Beethovenn Medal in New York and was named Doctor Honoris Causa...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio Municipal de Chillán, Chillan, Bio-Bio, 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
de los Andes (Fernandez Solar), Saint. Teresa (Juanita) b. July 13, 1900 d. April 12, 1920 Saint. She was born at Santiago, Chile on July 13, 1900. From her adolescence she was devoted to Christ. She entered the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns at Los Andes on May 7, 1919, where she was given the name Teresa of Jesus. She died on April 12 of the following year after having made her religious profession. She was beatified by John Paul II on April 3, 1987, at Santiago, Chile, and proposed as a model for young people. She is the first Chilean and the first member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Jim Ditton) Santuario de Santa Teresa de Los Andes, Valparaiso, 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
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
Fresno Larraín, Cardinal. Juan Francisco b. July 26, 1914 d. October 14, 2004 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Santiago de Chile born, Juan Francisco Fresno Larraín entered seminary in his native city, later furthering his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, earning a licentiate in theology. Ordained priest on December 18, 1937 in the cathedral of Santiago, he successively performed pastoral ministry in the archdiocese between 1937 and 1958, serving among others as spiritual director and vice-director of the minor seminary, counselor of the National Catholic...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Metropolitan Cathedral, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Plot: Archbishopric Crypt.