The Carrera family of Chile became politically influential during the colonial period, and played a significant role in Chilean Independence. They remained politically important throughout the 19th century.
Maria Nicolasa de Valdes y de la Carrera (1733-1810), first First Lady of Chile
Ignacio de la Carrera (1747-1819), member of Chile's first ruling junta in 1810.
The children of Ignacio de la Carrera are known in Chilean history as the Hermanos Carrera (Carrera siblings). All except Javiera were military commanders in the fight against Spanish reconquest:
Javiera Carrera (1771-1862), "Mother" of Chile, who sewed its first flag
Brigadier Juan Jose Carrera ...
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