Augusto Goemine Thomson, who adopted the pseudonym Augusto dHalmar was a Chilean writer who earned the National Prize for Literature in 1942.
DHalmar was the son of Auguste Goemine a French navigator and Manuela Thomson and was born in the port city of Valparaiso, Chile. He became widely known in Chile by his adopted nom de plume, Augusto dHalmar, in honour of his maternal grandfather the Swede Baron de dHalmar. He was left orphan at the age of 10 and was reared by his stepsisters. He was a pupil in the Miguel Amunategui Liceum from 1896 until he was interned in a Seminary which he abandoned in 1896 in order to devote himself entirely to literature.
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