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Bernardo Ohiggins by GENZOMAN Bernardo Ohiggins by GENZOMAN
Feliz 18 para todos mis hermanos chilenos, que pasen unas lindas fiestas patrias con su chicha y su empanada en mano :) ojala que no les corten el volantin XD

esta es una vieja imagen que hice para Heroes: La gloria tiene su precio, en un set de Mitos y leyendas sobre nuestra historia que estaba enlazada a la serie que transmitio canal 13 hace un par de ańos atras por motivos del bicentenario :)


Hi there guys! today September 18 is our independence day here in Chile :D This image was done a years ago for a game, hope you like it. Want to know the story of this guy and who he is?

Let´s Wikiattack!
The most important “Gael-Sileánach” (Irish-Chileno in Irish Gaelic) is called the “Father of Chile” – his name adorns not only one of the main streets in Santiago and countless parks (including one National Park) across the country, but Region VI is also named for him; his name is Bernardo O’Higgins. Bernardo was, as they say, a child of love, the illegitimate son of 56-year-old Colonel Ambrosio O’Higgins and 16-year-old María Isabel Riquelme de la Barrera y Meza of Chillan.

Then in 1813, the Spanish attempted to reconquer Chile, and Carrera as Commander in Chief gave his future rival his own command. O’Higgins crushed the Spanish at Linares, earning the rank of Colonel, then failed to raise the siege of Chillan, but later restored his reputation at El Roble with an almost reckless disregard for his own safety, telling his men before battle, “Muchachos! Live with honor or die with glory! He who is brave, follow me!”

After El Roble, O’Higgins was promoted over Carrera to command the army when his predecessor was captured by the Spanish Army. Once released by terms of the Treaty of Lircay in May 1814, Carrera became so enraged at the arrangement that secured his release that he raised an army to sieze the government. O’Higgins marched against Carrera, and the two met in battle against each other near San Bernardo in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias. The resulting losses to both sides weakened the available forces to defend Santiago. Royalist General Mariano Osorio took his cue from the battle to march against the rebel-held city the next day, and the Spaniards easily crushed the two rivals, who belatedly joined forces against the Spanish at Rancagua. Both ended up fleeing for their lives over the mountains to Mendoza.

Three years later in 1817, the Paso de Los Libertadores took on its present name when General Captain Jose de San Martin led the pro-Independence Army of the Andes across the mountains to defeat the Spanish at Chacabuco and drive the Spaniards from Santiago; both rivals took part in the invasion. When San Martin turned down the Supreme Directorship in a newly-independent Chile in order to continue the fight against the Spanish further north, the role was offered instead to O’Higgins, who was only too happy to accept. The war in Chile continued until the Spanish Army was finally destroyed at the Battle of Maipu on April 5, 1818.

Over the next two years, O’Higgins’ feud with Carrera continued. Carrera was imprisoned, but then escaped to fight first in Argentina, then, after defeating the San Martin forces there, in Chile. After Carrera was captured yet again, O’Higgins’ men summarily executed him, ending the feud in 1821. The Supreme Director would rule another two years before former ally Ramon Freire deposed him in January 1823. As soldiers brought him before the new junta, O’Higgins made a dramatic show of baring his chest and offering his life should the country demand it. Impressed, the junta declared it had nothing against the Irishman, and saluted him as they dismissed him from power.

By July, O’Higgins departed from Valparaiso on board the British corvette “Fly”, which took him to exile in Peru. He would never see Chile again. Even though the government had rehabilitated him and voted to allow his return home, O’Higgins suffered from a series of heart attacks, and on Oct. 24, 1842, he died in Lima.

On occasion, O’Higgins is described as a not-so-impressive military general who relied more on luck than skill, and sometimes he is even described as a petty tyrant (a reputation perhaps amplified when General Augusto Pinochet moved his remains from the Cementario General in Santiago to a new “Altar de la Patria” in front of the La Moneda Palace – in 2006, he was finally placed in a subterranean crypt below the old altar). But no amount of criticism can take this away; Libertador Bernardo is indeed Ireland’s greatest contributions to the creation of modern Chile.

So a toast to the red-headed Irish boy that carried with him the ancestry of Irish kings, the support of a distant but famous father, and the love of a young Basque mother, and combined it all to build that country we all know and love today, Chile.
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foxytown Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
sos muy groso vieja. sabelo!
macker33 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, i was only reading about him recently
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
EpiclifeXX Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Podrías hacer uno de Argentina también , por ej, a San Martin, uno de los libertadores Principales y mas Importantes de Latino América?  (Aparte de que Argentina es uno de los pocos paises latinos que se enfrentaron a tiranos en la epoca colonial, como Inglaterra ,España, y demas ) :) ,desde aquí también tienes fans.
foxytown Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
y muchos fans
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
One of the Libertadores of South America.
menapia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Epic picture of O'Higgins and full of life.  There was talk here in Ireland last year of putting up a statue of Che Guevara because his family came from here and some Yank ambassador had a hissy fit over it, but we should have one of Bernardo
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Works like these give Chile the touch of epicness it lacks from traditional media. +10 for this illustration.
wachimingorules Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aún tengo esa carta
Pabloibaceta Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
bakan los que son de Chile sabra de quien es a mi me gustaría ver a Juan Miguel Carrera con ese estilo grafico que lindo te quedo perfecto
Mephistofelesword Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Hora de derribar volantines ajenos
Emi-Hellaven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uhhh, que genial!!! OwO, si viva chile que se viene el 18 en el 2012 acabo de mundo hay que puro disfrutar :D
RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
gran trabajo, compatriota.
connecting25 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
viva chile mierda!!
AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm Brazilian and a fan of South American History. I knew Bernardo O'Higgins in one of my readings of History Books. I think you gave him an heroic attitude in this drawing. Really nice!
ElCalvoDeMatrix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
soi hun piruanu pi, chili nus a ruvado harica pi.
DanArcane Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nunca aprecié a O'Higgings, pero puta que te quedo lindo!!! :) me alegra ver mas chilenos por deviantart!
DemonioHorrible Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
... y la ctm!
ivanksaade93 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Zacariel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
cotettita Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Photographer
jajaja ase tiempo ke no eschucho "viva chile mierda!" brings back memories *-*
wachimingorules Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
curiosamente tengo esa carta jajajaja
Mortrel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it :D
Fergus1122 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Please make: VIVA COLOMBIA!
ismarieannie Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Que genial!!!1
shion16 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
tambien recuerdo los dragones de Mauricio Herrera
Villaman89 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Exclente Trabajo!! El prócer nunca se vió mejor :)
R3YDO Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
orale esta magnifico:love:
ComicAngie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
me encantan tus dibujos! segui asi! por cierto, yo vi en intenet las cartas de la historia de chile, y me parecio ver una de jose de san martin. Era tuya la ilustracion? y sino, podrias hacer una ilustracion de san martin? es que me encanta historia, sobre todo la argentina.
avilamonkey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
eres excelente, un ilustrador de primer nivel, me gustaria ser tu competencia, pero me falta mucho por aprender, suerte y felicitaciones, y por ultimo, sus trabajos son pintados en pothoshop?...
Alexia-The-Dragoness Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
viva chile wooohoooo
panchi178 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Me gusto mucho
o0zaid0o Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jaajajj aca salio mucho más mino que en cualquier otra pintura xDDD
edshu33 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Badass. O'Higgins looks like Wolverine in the new X-Men movies a little bit.
Alejandrovicente Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
VIVA!!!!! ....y donde está Manuel Rodríguez???!!!!! :spyed2:
Carlos-the-G Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VIVA CHILE MIERDA!!! Te pasaste!!
Tinteilustraciones Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
La raja genzo, yo jugaba con tus cartas T.T
Altrantos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
POPOXLUIX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
que buen dibujo patriotico!
AhdSeyyal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oooo compipa!! chileno tambien!! si he oido hablar mucho de tí, eres como una leyenda (?) xD ahah XD esta muy bueno tu dibujo! haces dibujos realmente muy buenos!! *O* C: gracias por motivar a dedicarse más a los dibujos! uumm me alegra que seas tan jugado por Chile, y es un orgullo chilensis tener a alguien como tú que nos represente! XD eso hermano XD!!

Te deseo lo mejor y siempre disfrutando lo que haces! C:
Rinaldi-Pin-Up Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Bernardo O Higgins is no hero; just another despotic, military dictator. In 1822 the people of Chile rebelled against O’Higgins dictatorship; all the ‘pueblos’of the province of Concepsion founded the “Asamblea de los Pueblos Libre de Concepsion" the same was formed by the free pueblos of the province of Coquimbo. These assemblies, organized by the people of Chile, sent a letter to O’Higgins outlining how he had not respected the sovereignty of these provinces and therefore the people would no longer recognize O’Higgins authority and asked him to step down from the Presidency due to his undemocratic, tyrannical, and dictatorship rule... this ‘civil disobedience’ was not tolerated by O’Higgins who attempted to protect himself with a large army, however the army which was a civilian and not state army, refused to help him and he was inevitable forced to leave in shame in 1823.
f0reveradraw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Totally de acuerdo XD. But I think he was less than a dictator... He was a treasure hunter under The Queen's consent in order to look for new lands and claim them to Her name.
PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
An excellent depiction of a very interesting part of the strange history of South America. Outside of the continent its history is often summarized as "Indian lived in harmony with nature or build their own strange civilazations, then the Conquistadores mucked everthing up and introduced slavery and catholicism, and then South America became independent due to Napoleon trashing Spain, but now the multinationals have colonized it again."
This ignores the various peoples in the big melting pot, and totally ignores the accompliments of these peoples. These forgotten heros deserve more!
aandresvr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
muy buenos todos sus trabajos.... żque tal una serie de la independencia suramericana?
LON009 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
That's my great-great-great grandfather, and he would love this drawing!
Trazo17 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
ke chido men xD
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
great job for your hero
Farrence Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Genzo de hecho el 18 de Septiembre son las fiestas patrias y aniversario de la primera junta nacional de gobierno. El día de la independencia nacional es el 12 de febrero y no se celebra en nuestro pais ¬¬.
hamstercl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Artist
impresionante..., muy buen dibujo maestro...
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