Letelier, Orlando b. April 13, 1934 d. September 21, 1976 Ambassador, Chancellor and Minister of National defense of the Government of Chilean President Salvador Allende. In 1971, he was ambassador to the United States and after, Defense Minister. During this period, the CIA was actively engaged in an effort to destabilize the democratic government of Allende that led to the coup of Pinochet, supported by the United States. Letelier was arrested and tortured. After his libetation, he went to Washington where worked for restoring democracy to Chile. He...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Lihn, Enrique b. September 3, 1929 d. July 10, 1988 Author. He was born in Santiago de Chile. He began his work as journalist, and later he founded the magazine Cormorán. He is remembered for his books "La Musiquilla de las Pobres Esferas," "Nada se Escurre," "Introducción a la Poesía de Nicanor Parra," "Agua de Arroz," "Diez Cuentos de Bandidos," "Batman en Chile," "La Orquesta de Cristal" and "Diario de Muerte." He was buried with a volume of his book "Agua de Arroz." He died in his hometown. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Parque del Recuerdo, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Marín, Gladys b. July 18, 1941 d. March 6, 2005 Chilean Politic Figure. Gladys Marín Millie was born in Curepto, in the Seventh Region. She took part activly in juvenile Christian movements. She joined to the activities of Students' federation, of which she was a chairwoman, tackling a struggle for changing the former pedagogic criteria of the normal schools. In 1957 she was employed at the School N ° 130 for children with mental deficiencies. Also Gladys turned into leader of Teachers' Union of Chile. She was at the time when they proposed...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Neruda (Reyes), Pablo (Neftali Ricardo) b. July 12, 1904 d. September 23, 1973 Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), whose real name is Neftal‚ Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, was born on July 12, 1904, in the town of Parral in Chile. His father was a railway employee and his mother, who died shortly after his birth, a teacher. Some years later his father, who had then moved to the town of Temuco, remarried doˆa Trinidad Candia Malverde. The poet spent his childhood and youth in Temuco, where he also got to know Gabriela Mistral, head...[Read More] Cause of death: Leukemia Isla Negra, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Plot: Buried on his estate
Oddó, Willy b. October 14, 1943 d. November 7, 1991 Chilean musician. He was one of the members of famous Chilean group "Quilapayún". Among his songs are “Canto a la pampa,” “Soy obrero” of the “Cantata Santa María de Iquique,” “La carta,” and “Pido castigo". He play guitar, quenas and percussions. In 1987, he left the group, and he began to work in cultural management With the return of democracy in Chile, he worked in the Municipality of Santiago. Sadly, he was murdered in an obscure incident in the city of Santiago. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Ortega, Sergio b. February 2, 1938 d. September 16, 2003 Composer. He studied composition at the National Conservatory of the University of Chile. He also was civil employee of the Institute of Musical Extension and for several years sound engineer of the Theater Antonio Varas. In the allendista period, he was Artistic Director of the television channel of the University of Chile. From the same day of the coup d'etat, Sergio obtains asylum in the Embassy of Panamá in Chile. Later, the same year, he left Chile for France where he lived until his death...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Silva Henríquez, Cardinal. Raúl b. September 27, 1907 d. April 9, 1999 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A worldwide known outspoken defender of human rights, Raúl Silva Henríquez SDB., was born in Talca, the sixteenth of nineteen children born to a farmer and industrialist from a family of Portuguese origins that had established itself in Chile at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Frequenting the Catholic University of Chile, earning a doctorate in law, he joined the Salesians of Don Bosco on January 28, 1930 at their house in Santiago de Chile. Undergoing further...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Metropolitan Cathedral, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Plot: Archbishopric Crypt.