El Director Supremo del Estado de Chile. Atendiendo a los méritos y servicios del Coronel graduado Comandante General del Cuerpo de Artillería Dn. Joaquin Prieto y a la nueva creación de Regimiento de esta Arma he venido en nombrar ... / Bernardo O'Higgins [y] José Ignacio Zenteno. 1820 Jun. 17.
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Bernardo O'Higgins, 1778-1842, was born in Chile of Chilean and Irish descent. O'Higgins, educated in England in military navigation, eventually became a leading Chilean patriot, known by the popular titles "The Father of the Nation," "Founder of the Republic," and "Liberator of Chile" throughout his life and in posterity, as well as by the official title of Supreme Director of Chile (designating him as the country's dictator) from 1817-1823. Among his achievements are the creation of the First ...