Ambrosio O’Higgins

?1720-1801; Don Ambrosio, Marquis de Osorno; viceroy of Peru; b. Ireland; cavalry captain in Chilean service, defeated Indians and founded San Carlos, 1770; intendant of Concepcion, entertained La Pérouse; founded San ambrosiao de Ballenar; made road from Santiago to Valparaiso; maj.-gen. 1789; viceroy of Chili, 1789-96; rebuilt Osorno, created marquis, 1792; lieut.-gen. 1794; viceroy of Peru, 1795-1801; father of Bernardo, liberator of Chili [ODNB sic]. ODNB

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